Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Thyme is very hardy and will grow under most conditions.

Crops
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
60°F

Plant outdoors once the soil reaches 60˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)

 It does best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade.

Water
Low

Thyme is quite drought tolerant so only needs an occasional watering once established.

Feeder
Light

Thyme will grow well in poor soil and doesn't need much fertilization.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

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?
Yes
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
8.0-12.0"
Plant Diameter
-"
Hardiness Zone
4-8
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Rich and deep.