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French Thyme

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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John A.
United States United States
I recommend this product
A good source of seed for small home gardens

Pinetree has traditionally specialized in packaging smaller amounts of seeds per packet and charging less per packet. The price differential has grown smaller over the years and the selection variety does not seem to be as good as other seed companies. But I still find it to be a good reliable seed source for my small urban garden

Richard G.
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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.