Thyme - (Thymus pulegioides) English Lemon Broadleaf - Non GMO & Organic - Herb
Thyme (Thymus pulegioides), also referred to as broad-leaved thyme or lemon thyme, is a species of flowering plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, native to Europe. This low-growing subshrub measures 2-10 inches in height and 10 inches in width, and is adorned with highly fragrant leaves and pale lilac-pink flowers in early summer. It is often compared to Mentha pulegium (pennyroyal) due to its similar characteristics.
Native to southern Europe from the western Mediterranean to southern Italy. Thyme has dark gray-green aromatic leaves and pale pink flower bloomsat the tips of the stems in summer.
English thyme makes an attractive perennial border or it is typically cultivated as a savory culinary herb. Plants reach 6 to 12 inches tall and wide. Attracts butterflies; ensure to water regularly. Do not over water.
Great for borders, containers, green roofs, mass plantings, and is an easy to care for variety.
- Sow thyme in early spring in a container of seed starting mix. Cover seeds very lightly and keep evenly moist but not soggy until seedlings emerge in 14 to 21 days. Provide a good light source. Transplant when seedlings are about 2 inches tall after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.
- Germinate @ 18 C
- Direct sow seeds 2-3 weeks before last frost or late autumn in a finely textured seed bed with good drainage. Sow very thinly, do not cover seed keep the seed bed evenly moist and well weeded while seedlings are young.
- Dried leaves can be used for seasoning.
- Full Sun
- Little lilac flowers bloom in midsummer; cut back foliage halfway when the blossoms fade to keep plants looking fresh. Cut leafy thyme sprigs as needed once plants are well established.
- Full Sun
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Seed Count: 1/4 gram