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English Thyme

Thymus vulgaris
English Thyme is commonly grown to add wonderful flavor to ones cooking. It is a perennial herb that grows fragrant tiny leaves that can be used all year long. Also useful as a drought-tolerant ground cover
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Container Size:
3.5" container
 
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Quick Facts

  • Commonly dried for cooking
  • Part of mint family
  • Tiny lavender flowers in the summer

Details

English Thyme is commonly grown to add wonderful flavor to ones cooking. It is a perennial herb that grows fragrant tiny leaves that can be used all year long. Also useful as a drought-tolerant ground cover

Weight: 1 lbs

Container Size: 3.5" container

About This Plant

Type

Edibles

Edible Type

Herb

Toxicity

Non-toxic

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Features

Attractive foliage and flowers, Strong aroma, Commonly used in cooking, Easy to maintain

Toxicity Source

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/thyme

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Early Summer, Mid Summer

Bloom Color

Pink

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Pinch or cut leaves and flowers to promote new growth.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Average and lean, fast drying

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant performs best in full sun.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant. Susceptible to root rot.

USDA Hardiness Zone

5

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