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Product Number: 59001

French Thyme

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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

Planting

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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11/15/2018
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.

RC
08/03/2018
Ronda C.
United States

French Thyme-Out.

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

BD
06/02/2018
Brent D.
United States

Thyme and rain

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

EW
04/13/2018
Edna W.
United States

french thyme

I generally have trouble germinating tiny seeds but I already have several inch tall seedlings and am optimistic of success.

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