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Micromeria (Mountain Thyme)

Mountain Thymes are mostly strongly scented semi-woody herbs and close to real thyme (Thymus spp.). Several species are used as seasoning in Mediterranean dishes or for the extraction of essential oils. Most species have small and narrow leaves and small white to rose flowers. Micromeria is a very complex genus and several species are very look-alike and difficult to identify. For any well drained, rather inorganic substrate in full sun throughout the year. Some species are sufficiently winterhardy, these are marked below with USDA climate zone 6. Plant winterhardy Micromeria species in any rich, well drained soil in a protected and sunny spot. All other not frostresistant species from the Mediterranean and the Canary islands should be kept frostfree and always very sunny at a minimum of some 5°C in winter with careful watering.
Sow tiny, almost dust like seeds on any well drained substrate at some 20°C throughout the year. Do not cover seeds with soil. Keep pots in a sunny spot and water only irregularly from beneath.
30 seeds per package.
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Micromeria fruticosus ssp. fruticosus (Arabian Thyme)

Micromeria fruticosus ssp. fruticosus (Arabian Thyme)

30 (70), Arabian Thyme or Lebanese Thyme is an almost winter hardy, perennial species with slighty woody stems and small, thyme or oregano like, greyish-white leaves, densely covered with silvery white hairs and a pleasant, very strong menthol fragrance, and numerous, small pale lavender blue to almost white flowers in clusters. Micromeria fruticosus is used for the extraction of essential oil. It is native of rocky, open sites from southern Spain to the eastern Mediterranean. Plant in any well drained, rocky soil in a sunny and protected spot. In colder climates preferably grow in pots under frostfree conditions. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 5°C in full sun. USDA climate zone 7/8. Our seeds are from plants raised from Lebanese populations. VI-X.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package2660 € 4,99
Micromeria maderensis (Madeira Mountain Thyme)

Micromeria maderensis (Madeira Mountain Thyme)

20 (30)cm, Madeira Mountain Thyme has been for many years in our catalogue labelled as Micromeria spec. 002 (Madeira) as we thought it to be distinct from any known species. And only recently it was finally described as a species of its own which is native of central areas on Madeira. Micromeria maderensis is a semi woody perennial with elongate ovate, strongly lemon-pine scented leaves on upright hold stems and axillary, pale rose to white flowers. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package6451 € 7,99
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Micromeria myrtifolia

Micromeria myrtifolia

20 (40), (syn. Micromeria juliana var. myrtifolia), a winterhardy perennial species with slightly fragrant, small rhomboid leaves and rather tall whorls with small pale rose flowers. From open rocky sites throughout the Mediterranean region. For any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. An excellent plant for the rock garden. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex Crete, Greece)0132 € 7,99
(ex Crete, Greece)
Micromeria nervosa

Micromeria nervosa

25 (40)cm, a semi-woody, slightly aromatic shrub with small leaves and numerous rose flowers in hairy whorls on upright hold branches. Micromeria nervosa os native of rocky soils in sunny spots in the eastern and southern Mediterranean region. For any rich, well drained substrate in pots. It is not reliably winter hardy, keep plants drier in winter in full sun at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Kato Archimandrita, Cyprus)6291 € 4,99
seed package (ex Kato Archimandrita, Cyprus)
(ex Kato Archimandrita, Cyprus)
Micromeria thymifolia (Balkan Mint)

Micromeria thymifolia (Balkan Mint)

20 (30), Balkan Mint (syn. Clinopodium thymifolium) is a perennial winter hardy species with pleasant mint-fragrant, oval, dark green, slightly glossy leaves and upright racemes with numerous small white flowers. The leaves may be used for the preparation of herbal teas. Micromeria thymifolia is native of open sites in Hungary and the Balkan region. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. USDA climate zone 6. VI-IX.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package8072 € 4,99
Micromeria varia ssp. thymoides var. thymoides

Micromeria varia ssp. thymoides var. thymoides

10 (15)cm, ground covering, strongly aromatic, woody sub shrub from open spots in rocky soils in central Madeira. Has densely pale green leafed stems and numerous bright rose flowers. Fresh or dried leaves may be used in salads and soups. For any rocky, well drained soil in a sunny spot in the heated greenhouse or cool wintergarden. Keep drier and sunny in winter at a minimum of some 5°C. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 1104 € 4,99
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