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Fresh Herb, English Thyme
(Thymus vulgaris)



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A highly aromatic Mediterranean herb, Thyme is a low growing, woody perennial that prefers a somewhat dry, sunny site. Thyme is used in flavorful dishes and complements garlic, cheese, eggs, and tomatoes as well as flavoring jellies, marinades, sauces, soups, and breads.  Thyme is also considered to have antiseptic and preservative properties; also used in temple incense, toiletries, antiseptics and fumigants.  It is also a symbol of courage.  Often intentionally grown between paver stones, footsteps will release its aroma; also useful at the edge of a walk, along a short garden wall, or even in a patio pot---and, of course, be sure to have some thyme in your herb garden! Pretty summer flowers attract pollinators, such as bees.

Harvesting: Use fresh, simply snip off a sprig with kitchen scissors.  Wash and dry; then, using your thumb & index finger, gently grab the tip of the stem and slide your fingers downward, releasing the leaves as you go.  For dried Thyme, snip off sprigs and air dry until leaf can easily be crushed.  Store in a cool cabinet.  

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Ships As: 3-inch pot
Cannot Ship To: AK  AZ  CA  


Perennial
Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Mature Height: 4 (inches tall)
Mature Width: 10 (inches wide)
Group Plantings & Hedge Spacing 8 (inches on center)
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Preference: Any
Soil Moisture Preference: Dry Drought tolerant once established
Sun Preference: Full sun 6+ hrs per day
Deer Resistant: No
Bloom Season: Summer
Dormancy: May ship in a dormant state where winter color is not as bold as summer hues


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