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Thyme Thymus

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Thyme:

Previously known as:

  • Cephalotos
  • Mastichina
  • Serpyllum
Phonetic Spelling
THY-mus
Description

A perennial sub-shrub in the mint family.

Edible flowers have an herbal flavor milder than the leaf. They can be used as a garnish and sprinkled over soup.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • T. lanuginosus
T. lanuginosus
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#sun#full sun#shrub#purple flowers#fragrant leaves#low maintenance#summer flowers#groundcover#edible garden#between stones#walkway planting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • T. lanuginosus
T. lanuginosus
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#sun#full sun#shrub#purple flowers#fragrant leaves#low maintenance#summer flowers#groundcover#edible garden#between stones#walkway planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thymus
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Greenland, Temp. & Subtropical Eurasia to NE. Tropical Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden