Perennial. 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
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 and warmer.
Full sun to part shade
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 68°F.
When to start inside: 6-8 weeks before average last frost.
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.
Artist: Carolyn Crawford