A compact mounding evergreen sub shrub 30cm tall with very aromatic musky foliage. Small pink flowers through summer and very small, oval leaves give it a thyme-like appearance, but the spicy mustard scent is quite unlike the delicate aroma of thyme. Cat thyme is so called as it seems to be attractive to some cats who will like to brush up against it. The flowers are quite meliferous and attractive to bees and other foraging insects. It should be planted in an open area with plenty of sun and no additional irrigation. Prune spent flowers to just below the flower head after flowering has finished. The plants can be pruned in the spring to promote the appearance of new leaves which will maintain a bushy compact appearance.
Used in homeopathic medicine.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.