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English Thyme

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About English Thyme Plants

English Thyme or Thymus vulgaris, is recognized for its rounded green leaves and delicate light mauve flowers, is a cherished herb valued for its culinary versatility and ornamental beauty.

This herb’s versatility extends from the kitchen to garden landscapes, with its fragrant leaves enhancing a variety of dishes. From soups and sauces to meats and vegetables, English Thyme’s warm, slightly spicy flavor adds depth without overpowering. Its aromatic essence, reminiscent of mint and oregano, makes it an essential ingredient for culinary enthusiasts.

Thriving in full sun to partial shade and preferring well-drained soil, English Thyme adapts well to various settings, including raised beds, containers, or as a groundcover. With its resilience and adaptability, English Thyme remains a cherished herb for gardeners seeking both beauty and functionality.

Easy Care Tips for English Thyme

English Thyme is an organic herb that’s easy to cultivate! Thriving in full sun to partial shade, it prefers well-drained soil. After planting, water deeply, then sparingly during hot, dry spells to avoid overwatering. Lightly fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and robust foliage.

Maintain adequate spacing of 12-15 inches between plants to accommodate its spread. This low-maintenance herb requires minimal pruning to retain its neat appearance. Harvest English Thyme by snipping off sprigs as needed throughout the growing season, promoting new growth and maintaining plant health. In colder climates, consider growing English Thyme as an annual or bringing it indoors during winter. However, in zones 5-9, where winters are milder, it remains evergreen, providing year-round beauty and culinary delight.

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Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 5 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 24" tall x 12 - 24" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 24" apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow herbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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