Thyme - Mother of Thyme (Herb)
- Produces purple flowers
- Works great as a ground cover
Use to flavor meats, soups, sauces, and stews. It is fantastic used either fresh or dried. When used fresh the leaves or whole twig can be used. As a tea it helps with coughs. It is an easy plant to maintain and has many versatile uses.
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Ornamental, Medicinal
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant
Growth Habit: Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Easy to grow in average, dry to medium, well-draining soil. Tolerates drought and low soil-fertility. Cut back plants to limit the woody undergrowth and encourage more new greening. Harvest throughout the summer as needed and take some in to dry for the winter, too!