This garden classic is known for its dainty green leaves and versatile culinary use. The whole plant can be used to flavor a wide variety of dishes. Thyme is known for its aid with sore throats and coughs. This drought tolerant herb can also be used as an aromatic, ornamental landscape herb.
Sowing: Direct sowing for thyme is not generally recommended, as the germination process takes much longer in cool soil. Start thyme indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow thyme seeds 1/4" deep in a flat and keep them out of direct sunlight. Germination may take up to 28 days and soil must maintain approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the last risk of frost has passed, transplant the seedlings into a sandy soil mix in full sun.
Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris
Species Origin: Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Life Cycle: Perennial
Light Requirement: Full Sun
USDA Zones: 5-12
Height: 8 Inches
Plant Spacing: 9-12 Inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Attracts Honeybees & Butterflies, Deer Resistant