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French Thyme

6 reviews

Thymus vulgaris

Also known as Summer Thyme, it is hardy to zone 6, maybe zone 5 with some protection. The upright stems with small gray-green leaves are very aromatic and said to be the most flavorful of all the thymes and the variety preferred by chefs.  50 seeds

French Thyme


Perennial zone 5 -9

Germination:  10-21 days

Seed Planting Depth: on surface, lightly cover

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-75 degree soil temperature.Transplant 10-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the spring  1-2 weeks before last frost, a few seeds every 2-3", thin to 10-12" apart.

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Average, well drained

Uses:Culinary, medicinal, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

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Richard G.
United States United States
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Hi all, my overall shopping experience with Pine Tree Garden Seeds is awesome! I have not grown a lot of the seeds I purchased over the years, but I have had success with the ones I grew. Pine Tree Garden Seeds customer service is great! I highly recommend them to anyone. Richard.

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Chelsea G.
United States United States
Beautiful thyme!

This germinated well and is thriving!

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Mary C.
Thyme Hedge

I had no trouble starting seed indoors in peat pots. The small starts I planted in my perennial garden became a lovely low, fragrant hedge, that I especially enjoyed each time I brushed against it while gardening. I'm hoping it will survive the winter in central Ohio and that clipping it in the spring will give me a fresh and shapely hedge again next year.

Ronda C.
United States
French Thyme-Out.

Such tiny little seeds, never had a sprout! Just did not grow.

Brent D.
United States
Thyme and rain

We had four inches of rain two days after planting. Seeds were washed away.