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Thyme 'English'
Thyme 'English'

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Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 4 - 10
SIZE: 12"H x 12"S
BLOOM: Lavender, Mid Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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English Thyme Plants

Thymus vulgaris

English Thyme is the traditional variety of this commonly used culinary herb. English Thyme, a basic in herb gardening, has small evergreen, gray-green leaves and blooms white/pale purple in the summer. It is a robust grower, making it a good ground-cover in the garden. Like all Thyme herb plants, it is shallow-rooted and needs a moist, well-draining soil. It does best in full sun to partial sun.

Also known as "Garden" or "German" Thyme, English Thyme is popular for its use in bouquet garnis and as an ingredient in the French mixture of herbs, Fines Herbes. A great compliment to lamb, beef, eggs, infused in honey and more, English Thyme was believed to have come to America in the fleece of Greek sheep.

History of English Thyme

Originating in the Mediterranean, Thyme was used in Ancient Greece to show class and sophistication and throughout the Middle Ages, this fragrant herb took on an association with chivalry. It was also believed that fairies made their homes in small thickets of Thyme and superstitious gardeners would plant patches devoted to these herb loving sprites.

In addition to be a delicious and multifaceted culinary herb, English Thyme is an insect repellent and will keep your garden pest free. For indoor use, mix some dried Thyme and Lavender to ward off moths in your closets and drawers. Thyme has also been proven to encourage healthier growth of eggplants, tomatoes and potatoes when grown near them in the garden.

Medically, English Thyme has been historically used for its antiseptic properties on battlefields as well as in the home. Extracted oils from English Thyme have also been used to treat epilepsy, depression, headaches, and respiratory issues.

Also available in our four inch hand thrown Guy Wolff Greenhouse Pot. The aged finish of these classic terracotta pots will add style to your naturally beautiful plants! Whether it's a "thank you" for the hostess with the “mostest”, or a corporate Christmas gift, these potted herbs make the perfect gift.

Zones: 4 - 10

Size: 12"H x 12"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Lavender, Mid Summer

Uses: English Thyme is a delicious culinary herb with universal potential! It's a great season for just about everything from honey to lamb chops and even possesses medicinal value as an antiseptic.

Tips: English Thyme needs light to begin germination, so if growing from seeds, make sure not to give them plenty of light and no cover. This variety also grows well in substandard soil conditions.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Doing well in my garden April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Susan Runkle from Summerfield, FL United States  
After a period outside on the lanai I planted in my herb bed and it is growing well.  I am from England and love this thyme variety.   Strangely, I had one from a nursery last year that grew vigorously for months but towards the end of the summer it just vanished.  I will be hoping for a better outcome this time.

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4 of 5 Pleased with the plants April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Lisa Confino from Sarasota, FL United States  
I received two thyme plants and they're doing very well after 6-8 weeks so far.

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5 of 5 English thyme April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Debbie from maryland  
Sadly this one died but spoke to Briscoe and he sent out a replacement immediately— fantastic customer service- he showed appreciation for my business

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3 of 5 End Thyme April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Joshua Seidl from Staten Island, NY United States  
Arrived healthy. Ordered late and cold weather might have roughed the young plant up some. Spring will tell how it does. Maybe a 5 if it does well.

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5 of 5 Did You Say Chia Pet? May 1, 2017
Reviewer: Connie Parrin from BLUFFTON, SC United States  
I'd swear this is a slower growing Chia Pet -  because it looks like one. This is a beautiful herb plant with a traditional Thyme flavor - very robust but not over powering.  It doesn't seem to like as much water as other herbs so I have backed off a bit and it began to spread quicker.  I actually dry these little cuts and add them to my broth soups (tasting as I add to get just a hint of the Thyme).

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