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Thyme 'French'
Thyme French

Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 4 - 9
SIZE: 12"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Lavender, Mid Spring

Availability: Spring 2020

Description Briscoe's Tips

French Thyme Plants

Thymus vulgaris 'French'

The narrow leaves of French Thyme are distinctly grayer and sweeter than English Thyme. One of the three major varieties of Thyme, French Thyme is sometimes referred to as 'Summer Thyme'. Essential in French cooking - no stew, soup or ragout is complete without this key culinary ingredient and it compliments meats, seafood, veggies and sauces well. French Thyme is also a basic herb in the savory seasoning satchel, Bouquet Garni, because it retains its flavor and scent during the cooking process.

Aside from its culinary value, French Thyme, like most other varieties of the Thyme family, is also prized for its preservative properties. Used to keep meats, ice cream and candies from spoiling, Thyme was also used in the embalming process by Ancient Egyptians.

Medicinally, French Thyme, like the rest of this flavorful herb's namesakes, has significant medicinal capabilities. Used externally as a balm or poultice, it can be used to treat rashes and sores, acne and burns. Taken internally, Thyme has a profound effect on restoring the immune system due to the herb's antiseptic characteristics. Traditionally it has been used to treat asthma and other respiratory issues, common colds, depression, insomnia, anemia and colic. Pregnant or nursing women should not ingest more than the amount of Thyme commonly cooked with, as it can have an adverse effect on hormones and menstrual cycles.

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 - 9

Size: 12"H x 18"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Lavender, Mid Spring

Uses: French Thyme is one of three major varieties of Thyme and is a key ingredient in French cuisine. It compliments seafood, meat, veggies and stews well and can be used as a preservative. French Thyme also possess the same medical values as most other Thymes and is antiseptic.

Tips: French Thyme can be used to create potable drinking water when boiled.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Endless summer April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Gail Tauber from NY, NY United States  
This little French thyme grew so abundantly in a terrace window box that I was constantly cutting it back and giving bunches to friends. It has a fragrant and lightly sweet taste. I used it a lot all summer. I had enough to dry for the winter.

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5 of 5 French thyme April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Debbie from maryland  
Arrived well packaged- plant is thriving

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Can't have enough thyme May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Susan Weintrob from Charleston, SC United States  
I love thyme and always have a number of varieties in my garden.  The French thyme is fabulous on poultry, grilled veggies and fish. It is still green in winter down here in South Carolina and can be used all year long. Insect free and growing wonderfully.

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