Spanish thyme

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Spanish Thyme (Coleus amboinicus)


Spanish Thyme has pale purple flowers, but is generally grown for foliage effect rather than flowering performance.  It is also often used as an exotic herb for the kitchen.

Mature shape-  Tall mound

Height-  12"-18" tall 

Propagation- Easily propagated by tip cuttings.

Site Requirements- This tender perennial should receive full sun for a few hours each day.  Filtered light should be provided during the remainder of the day.