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Thymus vulgaris (Common Thyme)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 505501



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Species: Thymus vulgaris
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Herb
  • Medicinal
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • July
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
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Suitable For edit
  • Container/Patio
  • Edging
  • Alpine/Rock Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Mediterranean Garden
  • Miniature/Fairy Garden
  • Vegetable Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Dry
  • Well-drained
  • Sandy / Light
  • Poor
Soil pH edit
Bloom Colour edit
  • Lilac
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Layering - Simple
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • a must have herb for spaghetti/red sauce, fish, poultry, soups, vegetables, etc. edit | delete
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Jewell (5504)
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toni (36069)
  TooManyWeeds87 (501)
  aseedisapromise (874)


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  TooManyWeeds87 (501) wrote on Mar 31 2010
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I like to nip off the tops to make the plant grow bushier. Thyme appreciates soil on the sandy side.

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