French Thyme
French Thyme

French Thyme

SKU: S4676
1 for $8.95
Quick Facts
Common Name: French Thyme
Hardiness Zone: 4-9S/W Exposure: Sun
Blooms In: Jun-Aug
Mature Height: 12" Spacing: 12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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Our French Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) forms a pretty, low-growing, 12″ shrub whose cascading stems of tiny gray-green leaves are a focus in any herb garden and indispensable in the kitchen. Strongly aromatic evergreen French Thyme adds something special to soups, stews, and casseroles, and its piquant flavor with a faint clove aftertaste blends particularly well with Lemon and Basil. It is essential in French bouquets garnis and pâté, and popular in Greek, Cajun, and Creole dishes. In medieval France, Thyme plants were thought to be a home for fairies, and gardeners set aside a little bed of Thyme for them much as we provide feeders for hummingbirds.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Most excellent thyme

The plant has grown vigorously in a pot where it gets lots of sun. It is very fragrant and I look forward to cooking with it when the weather gets cooler. I may bury the pot in the ground this fall, or try to find a place for it in my butterfly garden (aka "weed patch").

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: tie'mus   

Thyme (Thymus) is easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Prune away winter-killed stems in spring and then feed plants lightly with a balanced fertilizer. After bloom fades, shear back spent flowers, cutting 1–2″ into the leaves to keep plants compact and to encourage new growth. In the West, prune plants at any time to keep them dense. In the South, plants may "mug off" in summer heat and humidity—cut back and once weather cools you will see a flush of re-growth.

Thyme is rarely troubled by pests or disease. English Thyme (T. vulgaris) is perennial in Zones 4–9; French Thyme (T. vulgaris) in Zones 4–10; and Lemon Thyme (Thymus x citriodorus 'Variegata') in Zones 6–8.