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Thymus vulgaris

Thyme, English
  • Growing best in full sun and well-drained soil, 'English' Thyme is drought tolerant and critter resistant.
  • Keep 'English' Thyme well trimmed to encourage bushy growth and to use in culinary dishes.

This is the best thyme for culinary uses with round, flat green leaves forming a small upright evergreen perennial shrub. The leaves can be used fresh or dried in all cuisines. Especially good in herbal vinegars and butters.

Interesting Notes:

Regular trimming will encourage a well-shaped plant with intense flavor.

Height: 8-12 Inches

USDA Zone: 3-7

Color: Green


  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Edging
  • Border or Bed
  • Medicinal
  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Culinary
  • Fragrant

Combo Usage:

  • Spiller (edges, cascade)
  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Squirrel Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Low Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Dry

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others