Thymus vulgaris

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  • Common Name: Garden thyme
  • Plant Story:

    One of the best-known and most widely used herbs. It's a striking plant with purple flowers, attracting bees and other insects. It grows into a spreading carpet of tight, shrubby growth and is ideal for filling in crevices in rock gardens and patios.

  • Type: Herb Perennial
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 5-9
  • Height: .5-1 ft
  • Spread: .5-1 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Herb garden or vegetable garden.
  • Leaf: Gray-green leaves
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Cut back plants to stimulate new growth. Harvest leaves throughout the summer.

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