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Thymus vulgaris
Common Name: Thyme Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

This is the traditional culinary variety and can be used fresh or dried in salads or in poultry or tomato dishes. Tiny, lavender pink blossoms are attractive to bees. This upright thyme is essentially a woody, low-growing shrub. It is evergreen and brings its wonderful scent to the ornamental or herb garden. It is also great in containers.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height4-8" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness5 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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