Thymus vulgaris

(English Thyme)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Also called garden thyme and German thyme. Thymus vulgaris is native to the western Mediterranean area, and now widely cultivated throughout temperate climes. English thyme is a small, evergreen, many-branched, aromatic shrub with gray-green leaves and white to pale purple flowers that bloom in summer. It is likes a pH of 6.3, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It tolerates poor soil.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Loose, sandy or rocky soils with excellent drainage are best. Drought tolerant. Dislikes wet soils where it tends to rot. Cut back plants to limit woody growth or to stimulate new growth. Harvest leaves throughout the summer as needed. Plants tend to become overly woody and loose after several years at which point replacement should be considered.

Additional information

Common Name

English Thyme

Botanical Name

Thymus vulgaris

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 15"

Width

10-12"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

white to purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

gray-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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