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Makes a fragrant ground cover

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 inches
  • Zone: 5-10
  • Flowering Date: Mid summer

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Delicate-flavored herb is a favorite for seasoning meats, poultry, fish, vegetables or tea—and its leaves are very high in vitamin C. For best flavor, harvest right before it blooms in midsummer. A tough and reliable plant that can handle light foot traffic, thyme can also be used as a ground cover. Grows 8-10" tall with a 12-18" spread. Ships in 3" pot. Zones 5-10. Thymus vulgaris

Herbs are so rewarding and easy to grow—in herb gardens, containers or flower beds. When called for in a recipe, just snip a few leaves. Once you've enjoyed homegrown herbs in recipes, you'll never want to go back to store-bought herbs. Have extra herbs? Snip a few and make a fresh herb potpourri. Herbs can also be dried for winter-time use.

When you purchase herb plants from Spring Hill, they'll be delivered to you at the proper planting time—no more searching garden centers for the herbs you want.

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameThymus vulgaris
  • Ships AsPOTTED
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 18 inches
  • Spacing12 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-10
  • Flowering DateMid summer
  • Winter CareMulch heavily in colder climates.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormSmall lobed blooms.
  • Foliage TypeSmall oval leaves.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, fertile soil.
  • PruningNone necessary, except to harvest for use in cooking.
  • Unique CharactersticsDelicate flavored herb for use in seasoning meats, poultry, fish, vegetables or tea. Best time to harvest is right before it blooms. Leaves of this plant are very high in vitamin C.
  • ShippedPOTTED
  • Height/Habit8 - 10 inches
  • Growth RateModerate to fast.
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