• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly. Do not overwater.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 12 inches tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Late spring to summer
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 12 inches tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late spring to summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to lean, fast-draining soil. Clip spent flowers after bloom. In colder regions, protect plants in winter by mulching heavily. Once established, shear periodically to promote dense new growth.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water regularly. Do not overwater.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Thyme was grown in monastery gardens in southern France, Spain and Italy during the Middle Ages for use as a cough remedy, digestive aid and treatment for intestinal parasites. In medieval times the plant symbolized courage, and to keep up their spirits, knights departing for the Crusades received scarves embroidered with a sprig of thyme from their ladies.