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Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Common Name(s): Thyme
A woody, low-growing plant with stiff stems covered in strongly aromatic, small, oval greygreen leaves. It has small clusters of lilac flowers.
Synonym: Thymus argenteus
Botanical Pronunciation: TYE-mus vul-GAIR-iss.
It has small clusters of lilac flowers.
A woody, low-growing plant with stiff stems covered in strongly aromatic, small, oval greygreen leaves.
There are about 150 varieties of thyme and it has amazing antibacterial, and antiseptic qualities.
Will grow in full sun or semi-shade, indoors and out.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Ideal for pots in full sun.
Thyme planted along pathways and around vegetable gardens, keeps out insects.
Companions - brinjals, cabbages, green peppers, melons, squashes and tomatoes.
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings, rooted side shoots or seeds.
A popular culinary herb, used in stews for its strong delicious flavour.
Thymol oil, can be used to chase fleas, flies, mosquitoes and ants.
It is also used for perfumes and medicines.
Uses in landscape design
An easy to grow perennial, thyme forms a good ground cover and path edging in the vegetable, and herb garden.