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Thymus vulgaris

Common Name(s):
Common thyme, Garden thyme
Cultivar(s):
'Clean Gold'
Categories:
Edible Plants, Groundcover, Herbs, Perennials
Comment:

Thymus vulgaris is slightly salt tolerant.

Wildlife Value:  Nectar from flowers attracts bees and butterflies.

Light:
Sun
Height:
4-8 in.
Space:
6-12 in.
Hardiness:
Perennial
Foliage:
Aromatic, hairy, linear to elliptic medium to dark green leaves
Flower:
Pale whitish to lilac flowers in late spring
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers well-drained light-textured soil with low fertility; tolerates organic and clay soil if well-drained
Size:
6-10 in.
Edibility:
Teas; sachets; potpourris; flavoring for poultry, fish, stews, soups, tomatoes, cheese, eggs, and rice.
Tags:
cpp, bees, drought tolerant, nectar, pollinator, wildlife, salt tolerant, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 370

Thymus vulgaris Thymus vulgaris
CT Arzneimittel GmbH, CC BY-ND-2.0
Thymus vulgaris Thymus vulgaris
Pressebereich Dehner Garten Center, CC BY-ND-2.0
Thymus vulgaris Leaves and flowers
Ferran Turmo Gort, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Thymus vulgaris Leaf detail
Jason Baker, CC BY - 2.0