Thyme 'Doone Valley' - 9cm pot
This is a creeping evergreen cultivar with bright gold and green variegated leaves, scented lightly with a lemon fragrance. The foliage is so attractive that the plant can be grown for this reason alone, but as an added bonus there are purple flowers in late June/July.
Outside of the flowering season the foliage of Thyme 'Doone Valley' makes a fine contrast when planted with the green leaved varieties of thyme in a path or lawn.
Whilst very ornamental, this is also a good culinary thyme, (albeit time consuming to pick!) with a fruity lemon flavour to be used with poultry, fish and desserts