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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A small, woody sub-shrub, thyme has aromatic leaves and whorls of pink flowers in early summer. It is popularly used as an edging and between stones in walkways. It is also an excellent culinary herb.

    Latin Name

    Thymus vulgaris


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May - July


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Herb

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe


    History

    Brother Lung of the Moravian settlement of Bethabara had thyme planted in his upland garden in 1759.


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