Thyme Seeds - Thymus Vulgaris Drought Tolerant Herb Garden Plant Seed

Thyme Seeds

Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: 12 - 18 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Rose

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Thymus Vulgaris

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, do not cover seed

Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris German/Winter) - Growing Thyme herb plants is fun and rewarding, and this long-lived perennial herb is a mainstay of American cuisine! Thyme herb is found in recipes for almost everything including fish, chowders, sauces, stuffings, soups, meats and poultry. The aromatic, warming flavor holds up well during long cooking times. Thyme also makes an attractive drought tolerant plant for the herb garden. Grown from Thyme seeds, this plant produces small gray-green leaves and tiny summer blooms. It is not only attractive in the perennial border or herb garden, but it also attracts birds, bees and butterflies to the garden as well. It is also commonly referred to as Garden Thyme or German Thyme.

German Thyme plants reach 12 - 18 inches in height and 24 inches in width. They are woody perennial shrubs which are great for water conservation. The narrow stems are lined with tiny gray-green leaves and topped with equally tiny white to pale rose colored flowers in summer.

How To Grow Thyme From Herb Seeds: To establish Thyme from seeds, sow the herb seeds indoors on sterile starting mix 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Keep the Thyme seeds moist until germination. Once frost season has passed transplant the Thyme seedlings into the garden in a sunny location. Do not over water Thyme. It likes to dry out in-between waterings as it is a drought tolerant plant. Thyme herb plants dislike wet foliage, so surrounding the plant with a layer of gravel can help this. This variety of Thyme is often planted near vegetables to help control flea beetles and several cabbage pests.

Approximate seeds per ounce: 100,000

Growing Thyme Plants...

Is great fun, and rewarding!

Growing Thyme Plants...

Thyme Seeds

How to Grow

Sow the herb seeds indoors on sterile starting mix 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Keep the Thyme seeds moist until germination. Once frost season has passed transplant the Thyme seedlings into the garden in a sunny location. Do not over water Thyme. It likes to dry out in-between waterings as it is a drought tolerant plant. Thyme herb plants dislike wet foliage, so surrounding the plant with a layer of gravel can help this.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
  • Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil do not cover seed
  • Moisture: Keep moist until germination
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Thyme Seeds

Herb Specifications

This variety of Thyme is often planted near vegetables to help control flea beetles and several cabbage pests. Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

  • Height: 12 - 18 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Season: Perennial