Water regularly. Do not overwater.
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 6 to 12 inches tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to summer|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly. Do not overwater.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9