Extremely versatile, used for both culinary and medicinal purposes
A short, compact, aromatic herb, thyme is a classic in any garden. It forms attractive, tiny lavender flowers which attract bees, and is known to deter cabbage worms. It adds interest to soups, casseroles, pizzas, and breads, but thyme has many medicinal and culinary uses.Lamiaceae Thymus vulgaris
Thyme is a culinary and medicinal herb known for its strong flavors.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
Thyme is very hardy and will grow under most conditions.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot
Thyme is a Mediterranean plant and likes warm, dry conditions.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 60°F - 90°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Plant outdoors once the soil reaches 60˚F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)
It does best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade.
Thyme is quite drought tolerant so only needs an occasional watering once established.
Thyme will grow well in poor soil and doesn't need much fertilization.
- Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, High heat
- Small Gardens?
Thyme is a perfect candidate for container growing and doesn't need much attention. Choose a well-draining container that is at least 10" deep and fill with potting soil. Keep the soil moist but not overly wet and fertilize occasionally.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Rich and deep.