Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to 0 degrees F
Tender perennial bush, a select cultivar from France, hardy to 18 degrees F. Excellent as a spice, this nicely green, narrow leaved cultivar is one of the most flavorful of all the Thymes. Wonderful flower displays are much visited by bees. Flowers also edible and tasty. Makes an excellent tea (dry it first) that has strong antimicrobial and antitussive activity. The practice of using Thyme in medicine has been largely subsumed by its use as a culinary, but it is worthy of reintroduction into our materia medica. Thyme is one of the sources of the antiseptic essential oil known as carvacrol, which (along with other terpenoids such as thymol) inhibits several kinds of nasty bacteria (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa) by eroding the bacterial cell wall. Plant prefers full sun and mesic soils.
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to AUGUST 1 AND SEPTEMBER1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. If you are ordering plants out of season, you may wish to order them separately from your seeds, in order to streamline the process.
If you have chosen a PLANT* (marked with a *), shipping costs are as follows:
1 to 6 PLANTS* will ship for $14.90
7 to 8 PLANTS* will ship for $19.90 (The shipping may be more if you buy other things in addition to plants.)
For 9 or more PLANTS* or if ordering plants NOT marked with a *, we will contact you with a UPS shipping estimate.