This highly fragrant plant produces large quantities of aromatic, small leaves that are bright green when young maturing to a dark blue-green.
Days to Harvest: 60-90
- Direct sow seeds as soon as the soil is workable. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 55-60 degrees. Seeds emerge within 14-28 days. Seedlings are best planted in clumps.
- Likes well-drained light dry alkaline soil.
- Hardy perennial to zone four or grown as an annual.
- Its fine root system makes thyme difficult to move around the garden.
Thymus vulgaris, Creeping 10–12" mat-forming perennial brings depth of flavor to soups, gravies, casseroles. Said to calm the nerves, soothe headaches. As good in salad dressings as it is in sore-throat remedies. Bees love its short lavender flower spikes. Especially attractive to pollinators.