THYME HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca thymifolia) 'Bush Tucker Plant Seeds'
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Melaleuca thymifolia is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
Range - Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.
Requires a fertile, well-drained moisture retentive lime-free soil in full sun. Prefers a soil that does not contain much nitrogen.
Good for screening and hedging, native gardens, wildlife gardens.
It is long-lived and recovers well from drought and other setbacks.
The plant has delicate reddish young stems and blue-green foliage, both spicily aromatic when bruised.
Flower are rich mauve in spring and summer and bluish-purple in early winter, flowers often open eight months of the year, freely around late November and then slowly till autumn when another flush occurs.
Bush tucker: The flowers of Melaleuca varieties produce sweet nectar and you can suck the nectar out, or soak the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.