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English Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

 

Growing Zones 5-9
  • Height: 6-12″
  • Width: 6-12″
  • Spacing:  12-15″
  • Bloom Time:  Summer
  • Location: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Water:  Average to dry

 

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Description

This low growing perennial, native to the Mediterranean, has dark gray-green aromatic leaves. Pale pink flowers bloom at the tips of the stems in summer. Makes an attractive edging in perennial borders or cultivated as a savory culinary herb. English thyme is a low-growing plant with fragrant leaves. This herb goes well with just about everything. Add it (fresh or dried) to blended herb mixtures, or use in soups, sauces, beans, meat dishes, and more. It’s also a great addition to potpourri or homemade soap. But thyme isn’t just useful inside the house, as it also makes a wonderfully aromatic ground cover or border.