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Thymus camphoratus (Thyme 'Camphor')Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Thyme 'Camphor' (Thymus camphoratus)Herb in 9cm Pot

Thyme is grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant, not only is its foliage is attractive, the flowers are long-lasting and very pretty, and it is drought tolerant - an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen.

Thyme 'Camphor' is so called as it's foliage is camphor-scented, it reaches a height of 20 cm and with its small grey green leaves and  pink flowers, this thyme is suitable for planting in the rock garden, herb garden or the front of a border, or between pavers so it will release its scent when trodden on or brushed past. Thyme is also known as very good container plant.

As with all Thyme it likes a well-drained light soil, and it should not be too rich in nutrients as this will only encourage the plant to grow 'leggy' and lose its compact shape, also ensure that the plant is cut back after flowering again to help maintain shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun.

Herb Usage

Thyme 'Camphor' is an excellent herb for flavouring roast meat which can stand up to the stronger camphor flavour as well as stuffing and stews, it can still be added to a bouquet-garni. Pies and chutneys are also given an extra lift when this aromatic herb is added. It has also been used for many centuries medicinally and its essential oils have been used to treat aches and pains and sprains.

Buy Thyme 'Camphor' Online

Our potted Thyme 'Camphor' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.



Thymus camphoratus (Thyme 'Camphor')Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 20cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Thymus camphoratus
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    thymus camphor

    Posted by William McGregor on 13th Jun 2023

    Plants arrived in excellent condition with plenty of root stock showing through containers. Unfortunately the weather is far too hot and dry to plant out so I am keeping them well watered in their plastic covers they were delivered in.

  • 5
    Camphor Thyme

    Posted by Abigail Bonney on 12th May 2021

    Lovely compact Thyme which is not seen in many local nurseries. Very good plants. Arrived in excellent condition. Quick delivery.

  • 5
    Beautiful fragrance

    Posted by Tracey Camburn on 12th May 2021

    This arrived brilliantly packaged and the herb was great quality and well established. Will definitely be ordering from hooks green herbs again.

  • 5
    Lovely healthy plant

    Posted by Lynne on 15th Dec 2020

    Arrived promptly, very well packed and in lovely condition. Would definitely recommend this company

  • 5

    Posted by martin trayhorne on 2nd Aug 2020

    excellent for a dense aromatic carpet