Thymus vulgaris. Popularly known as English thyme to differentiate between the many varieties, Common thyme seeds are one of the hardiest, most tolerant cultivars of thyme, ideally suited as a classic garden ornamental. Similar to wild cultivars of thyme found growing between mountainous crags and slopes, common thyme seeds are known to thrive in the same poor and sandy soils.
- Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris
Days to Harvest: 30-40 days (from date of transplanting)
- Days to Maturity: 2nd year maturity
- Days to Germination: 14-28
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 12-18"
- Plant Height: 6-12"
- Growth Habit: Woody and herbaceous low-growing and trailing shrub
- Soil Preference: Average, loose, dry, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Thyme Color: Sage-green leaves, woody stems, pink, violet, indigo flowers
- Thyme Flavor: Fragrant, woodsy, aromatic mint, pine-like, citrus, floral