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Caborn Wine & Roses Thyme Plant

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  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 4 Inches
  • Mature Width 8 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Beautiful as a creeping groundcover and useful as a delicious, savory herb, the Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme (Thymus 'Caborn Wine and Roses') is an edible garden must-have. This plant stays low to the ground at 2-4 inches tall but can spread 8-12 inches wide, creeping along slowly and easily filling in the spaces between other plants and rocks. With small but mighty, fragrant, oval, dark green leaves, the Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme blooms in the summer, covering the plant in clusters of lilac and wine flowers and attracting all kinds of beneficial pollinators. To harvest, gradually snip leaves and branches, keeping in mind that a little thyme goes a long way in cooking. This herb is winter hardy in zones 5-9, allowing for it to be enjoyed year after year. 

Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme Plant Care  

Plant Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme in full to part sun, in well-draining soil. This herb prefers to be kept on the drier side, tolerates drought, and will do well in poor and sandy soil. Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme is low maintenance and requires little more than an occasional watering through the hottest, driest parts of the year. To grow as a groundcover, plant this thyme 6-12 inches apart -- individual plants can grow together forming a dense, soft mat of lush, green leaves. 

Growing Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme Plant 

From seed, the Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme is ready to harvest in about 40 days. To harvest herbs like thyme, a small bundle of branches can be removed at a time, leaving a decent portion of the plant to continue to grow and regenerate. Creeping thyme can be grown indoors year round if given plenty of direct sunlight.  

Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme can be grown as a “spiller” plant in containers, draping elegantly over the edge of a pot or raised garden. Because thyme prefers to dry out a bit in between watering, it is important to pair this plant with similar watering needs. To ensure winter survival, protect herbs grown in containers by moving them into a garage or other protected space. 

Watering Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme Plant 

In its first year in a garden, water the Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme regularly, allowing the top few inches to dry in between watering. Once established, creeping thyme is drought tolerant, only needing regular water through the hottest and driest parts of the year. 

Feeding Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme Plant 

Whether Caborn Wine and Roses Thyme will need fertilizer depends on the quality of soil it is planted in. When in rocky, sandy, or poor quality soils, add a mild, organic, slow-release fertilizer once in the spring and again 4-5 weeks later. Too much fertilizer used on a slow-growing herb like thyme may lead to leggy growth and may reduce the potency of essential oils in its leaves.

Caborn Wine & Roses Thyme Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 4 Inches
Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
Mature Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink, Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Brand: Sarah's Superb Herbs
Common Name: Caborn Wine & Roses Thyme Plant
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Thymus 'Caborn Wine and Roses' - Thyme

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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