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About French Thyme

An essential in French cuisine this versatile herb is a must-have in any garden. With its delicate leaves and delightful aroma, this plant adds a touch of elegance to any dish. Distinctively smaller leaves with a sweeter flavor than ‘English’ Thyme.

French Thyme is a versatile herb that can be used in many culinary creations. Its earthy and slightly minty flavor pairs well with roasted meats, vegetables, and soups. You can add it to stews, marinades, dressings, and sauces, or use it to flavor butter or vinegar. It’s also an essential ingredient in French cuisine, making it a must-have for any aspiring chef.

French Thyme is also a natural insect repellent, making it a great addition to your garden to keep pests away. Pollinators, however, enjoy this herb for the small pink and purple blossoms, which are favored by butterflies and honeybees.

How to Grow French Thyme Plants

French Thyme is a low-growing, creeping variety that works well as a ground cover, border edger, or filler for a container combination. This easy-to-grow herb is hardy and deer resistant, great for beginner gardeners. It is a perennial in most growing zones, but benefits from winter protection.

Ensure that the plant is in a well-draining soil mixture and placed in a location with plenty of sunlight. Water your thyme regularly but be careful not to overwater it as it can lead to root rot. Harvest the leaves once the plant is established. With our premium organic French Thyme plants, you can enjoy the freshest and most flavorful herbs from your own garden right away!

Our USDA-Certified Organic herbs come potted in quality soil and ready to plant!

Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 8.0
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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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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