Scientific Name: Thymus vulgaris
Common Name: common thyme, garden thyme
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Herb, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Lanceolate, Linear, Ovate, Ciliate
Flowers: Verticillaster, White, Purple, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves elliptic-ovate to linear, 0.5-2cm long, green or silvery-grey, acrid or pungant taste (sharp biting), visible pores on the upper leaf surface that look like pin-pricks.