Thyme (Thymus spp.)
Thyme Plant FeaturesAs edible as it is beautiful, thyme plays a starring role in both the kitchen and the herb garden. Growing just 2 to 6 inches tall, thyme also works well in the landscape as a fragrant ground cover tucked between stepping stones or pavers. Thyme is super easy to grow in most any sunny situation and thrives equally in containers as it does in the ground. As a bonus, thyme develops pretty pink, purple, or white flowers in mid summer that are as attractive to butterflies as they are to you. Thyme also comes in a variety of fragrances including lemon, lime, coconut, orange, and lavender. Some varieties also bear variegated foliage. Hardy from zones 4-9.
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Thyme Growing InstructionsThyme loves sunshine. That's why it's best to plant it where it will receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. Thyme requires well-drained soil and will not prosper in wet or muddy locations. If you grow thyme in containers use a commercial potting soil mix. In the northern part of its range, cover the plants with pine boughs or some other lightweight mulch to protect the plants over the winter. You can harvest the leaves at any time to use fresh, dried, or frozen.
Medium water needs
Indoors: High light
Complement your ThymeBasil
Talk about a fragrant pairing! Basil and Thyme are amazing together.
Rosemary and Thyme are good partners in the herb garden or a container.