Perennial herb & ground cover. Clip lightly after flowering to encourage bushiness. Grows well in poor well-drained soil. Use fresh or dried meats, wine sauces, dressing, poultry, eggs, stews and dressings. Aromatic foliage makes it a great companion, patio or border plants. Its medicinal properties include being an astringent, anti-fungal and antiseptic. A must-have in any herb garden.
Sow outdoors 2 mm deep. Germination time 14 to 21 days. Can also be sown indoors, 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant 10 inches apart. If direct sewing thin to 10 inches to allow for optimal growth.
English Thyme was well known to the ancients. The ancient Greek word for Thyme is Thymus, meaning courage. The Greek term to fumigate is also related to the word Thymus as the herb when burnt was employed to scare off insects in the home. This herb was used extensively due to its antiseptic qualities, by the Egyptians during the embalming process. In World war, one Thyme oil was used as a battlefield antiseptic.
Its medicinal properties include being an astringent, anti-fungal and antiseptic. A must-have in any herb garden. When prepared as a tea, Thyme is effective for Whooping cough, Bronchitis and stomach cramps.
|Temperature (C):||13 - 18|
|Blooms:||June to September|
|Height (cm):||20 - 30|
|Spread (cm):||20 - 20|