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Thyme, Thymus vulgaris - Plant

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Thyme, Thymus vulgaris is a species of perennial flowering plant in the mint family.
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Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)

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Description for Thyme, Thymus vulgaris

It is a bushy, woody-based evergreen subshrub with small, highly aromatic, grey-green leaves and clusters of purple or pink flowers. It spreads up to 40 cm. It can be propagated by seed, by division or plant rooted basal stem cuttings in spring. Plants are evergreen in mild winters.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Thyme, German Thyme, Garden Thyme Purple or Pink or White Late spring to Summer Up to 1 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

May be grown indoors in pots in a sunny kitchen window. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Space new plants about 6 to 10 inches apart, to form a cover. It cannot grow in the shade. Thyme is one of the easiest herbs to cultivate in pots indoors or out doors.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun Loam, Chalk, Sand; Well-drained Medium 15 to 30 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer. Mulch your plants with organic matter like leaf molds, well-rotted animal manure or compost during autumn.

Caring for Thyme

  • Cut back in spring.
  • Avoid wet soils where it tends to rot.
  • Let the herb to dry out between watering.
  • keep the pot where it will receive at least 6 hours of daylight.

Harvesting

Harvest leaves throughout the summer as needed.

Typical uses of Thyme

Special features: It attracts butterflies.

Culinary use: It is frequently used fresh or dried in a variety of culinary applications including soups, stews, sauces, meat and fish dishes.

Ornamental use: It can be planted in the garden as a groundcover.

Medicinal use: Thyme is considered to have antiseptic and preservative properties and has long been used medicinally.

Note: Please consult your health expert.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-205645
  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/18213/i-Thymus-vulgaris-i/Details
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=f970
  • https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-grow-thyme-1402630

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4 / 5 Ashish Bhujbal 02 July 2018
A perfect house plant.
5 / 5 Shivangi A. Sahay 29 June 2018
Very nice plant to have.
5 / 5 Kiran Mayi 25 June 2018
I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?
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