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This low-growing Thyme is commonly used in culinary dishes and is highly fragrant, delighting the senses both in the garden and in the kitchen! (Thymus)

Zones
4 - 9 (Hardy in your zone)
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Groundcover
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 2.25" pot
SKU ASL6GXX

Plant Information

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and... Thyme is one of the most historic plants on earth. Ancient Egyptians used it in embalming. Romans loved the fragrance and planted it all over Europe. Its been claimed to be everything from a trance-inducing drug to an aphrodisiac. Today, the essential oil from thyme is still commonly used--its a major ingredient in Listerine!

Best of all, to today's gardeners, is Thymes heavenly fragrance. (All parts of the plant are fragrant, and spread their scent wherever they're planted.)

Various members of the large thyme tribe are used in herb gardens, of course, but also as ornamentals in flower gardens and as ground covers. Its signature foliage, usually gray-green, is highly decorative, and the plants require almost no care once they are established.

Like lavender, its a plant that begs for gritty, fast-draining soil, and is very drought-tolerant. No moist, mushy loam for your Thyme!

Associated SKUs
ASL6GXX
ASL6G31 (Plant - 2.25" pot) - Out of stock.
ASL6G16 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
ASL6G32 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
Common Name French Thyme
Botanical Name Thymus vulgaris
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Tiny, gray-green leaves.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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Bought two and both died within a week of planting

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      Comments about American Meadows French Thyme:

      I ordered three different species of plants, 2-3 pots of each. The other two species seem to have made it, but both French thyme plants died within a week of planting (according to directions, with quality soil, watering, etc.). So basically it's a 50/50 chance of whether your plants will live or die after delivery.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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