French Thyme Herb Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris
- Days to Maturity: 80-90+ Perennial
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Seed Plant Spacing: 12-18”
- Growth Habit: Upright/low-growth/trailing shrub/evergreen
- Soil Preference: Moderately rich, dry and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases: Aphids, root rot, downy mildew
- Color: Slender gray-green leaves, violet flowers
- Flavor: Bold floral, pepper, earthy-spice, similar to rosemary
French Thyme Herb Growing Habits
Non-GMO (Thymus vulgaris) French Thyme plants are cold hardy perennial herbs reaching 1’ tall and 18” wide with shrub-like growth. Once plants reach maturity, thyme develops slender and earthy gray-green leaves—providing a bold flavor similar to rosemary. As an evergreen, this variety also known as “Summer Thyme” grows until freezing conditions set in, going dormant during winter and returning next spring. By spring or summer, French Thyme blooms violet flowers as it goes to seed.
The Classic Culinary Uses of French Thyme Garden Herb & Seed
The dried or fresh gray-green leaves of French Thyme is the ideal aromatic addition to many dishes, but particularly a classic herb used in French cuisine. Whether you need to flavor soups, vegetables or seafood, French Thyme offers versatile flavor—adding a floral and earthy-spice to cooking! The slender springs of thyme are also mixed into beverages. Braise dried French Thyme with meats to enhance savory dishes.
The Preservative Benefits of Growing French Thyme Garden Herb
As French Thyme is popular for its culinary versatility, this cold-hardy evergreen also has the ability to help preserve foods such as salads, meats, dressings and leafy greens! Due to the earthy leaves similar to rosemary, thyme produces an aromatic oil called thymol—which not only helps protect neighboring plants, but can also be extracted to make an antiseptic herbal remedy!
French Thyme Garden Herb Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 600 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 17,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 68,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 272,000 Seeds