Exact origin is obscure, but believed to be from the Mediterranean area and Eurasian
Dry-medium (mesic - like rosemary)
Full sun; Part shade to afternoon shade
Relatively poor/ infertile soil; well-drained
4" pots: $2.20
6" pots: $3.50
1 Gallon Root Pouch: $5.00
Clay pots and planters: Prices vary
Lemon Thyme is a tall hybrid with bright green leaves. Its lemon scent makes it a favorite in the kitchen. It produces pale, pinkish flowers in late Spring.
Will Tolerate &
Keeping in Going
Plant in a sunny and dry location (water to establish)
Pruning encourages new growth, creates bushier plants, and prevents stems from becoming too woody
Thyme prefers poor to infertile soil. Over fertilization burns its roots
In winter, water less frequently, mulch to protect from cold winds and cooler temperatures.
Excessive moisture (susceptible to fungal disease)
Over fertilization (will burn roots)
Points of Interest
Thyme is named after the Greek word, "thymon," meaning courage.
It was believed by ancient people that one of the finest honeys was made from thyme; therefore, it was often planted close to beehives. Thyme, with a bee hovering close by, became a common motif in embroidery.
There are over 350 species of thyme with many hybrids and cultivars.
Uses: Medicinal and Culinary
Medicinal: Antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal
Culinary: Popular for marinades, soups, stews, meat dishes and casseroles
Attracts butterflies and pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant
CAUTION: Thyme taken in medicinal doses is a uterine stimulant. Do not take while pregnant. Always consult a physician before using home remedies.