English Thyme Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 33 feet.

An invaluable seasoning in the kitchen, thyme has a subtle, woodsy flavor that complements a variety of foods. A staple herb of chefs and one of the primary ingredients of "bouquet garni". With very small leaves and delicate, edible flowers, this thyme also makes a lovely 12" tall landscape plant; use as a low hedge around your herb or vegetable garden. An excellent container plant to enjoy indoors or out. Perennial in USDA zones 5–9.

  • Heirloom #5045 - 350 mg
    This packet sows up to 233 feet
  • $1.99
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  • Organic Heirloom #6079 - 350 mg
    This packet sows up to 233 feet
  • $2.29
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Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Africa and Western Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zone 5–9

Plant Dimensions: 6"–12" tall and wide

Variety Information: Grey-green foliage with pebbly texture on a semi-woody shrub. Purple-blue edible flowers bloom in whorls on spikes above the foliage.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average your last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 68°F.

When to Sow Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 10"

Harvesting: Pick sprigs as you need them. Shear the whole plant 4" above ground if growth is spindly; new growth will be denser. Do not cut into the woody part or prune heavily in fall; it may adversely affect winter hardiness.