Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Thymus argaeus 'Wild Turkey'
Wild Turkish Thyme
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Item #: 4600
Zones: 6a to 8b, at least
Height: 1" tall
Wild Turkish thyme, not to be confused with Wild Turkey time, is an endemic to...you guessed it...Turkey. Our heat and humidity is deadly for most thymes but this gem we got from plantsman John Hargrove in 2001 has thrived for over a decade. For us, Thymus argaeus has formed a lovely 1" tall x 8' wide, rich evergreen mat topped, starting in early June, with tiny light lavender flowers. Thymus argaeus is used in wild tea and as a culinary spice. The oils of Thymus argaeus have also been shown to have both antioxidant and antimicrobial properties...it's about darn thyme!
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
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