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Thyme - Mother of Thyme (Herb)

Common Name:
Thymus serpyllum
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Garden Height:
4-10 Inches
Garden Spread:
6-12 Inches
  • 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!

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