Thymus herba-barona

Common name(s): caraway thyme

Description: a mat-forming species from Corsica and Sardinia with dark green foliage and a very strong caraway scent. Blooms pale mauve flowers in summer.

Height: to 4 in. Spread: to 1 ft.

Position: full sun and well-draining soil

Uses: culinary- as a substitue for caraway or in any recipe that calls for thyme (also used in medieval England to flavor barons of beef hence herba-barona). ornamental- as a small scale groundcover, to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below