French Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

French thyme has linear gray-green leaves and thousands of tiny lilac blooms appering in mid-Summer that attract as many honeybees. This is the thyme often preferred by chefs because of its distinct potent spicy and sweet flavour with subtle hints of clove, making it one of the essential herbs in the classic French herb sachet, bouquet garni. Makes a great patio container plant!

Water: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Low growing upright woody stemmed perennial to 12" tall by 12" wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Prefers rich, well-draining soil

Origin: Mediterranean

French Thyme