Common Thyme is a dwarf, woody, evergreen. It is grown primarily as an aromatic culinary herb. Thyme has been used for centuries as a culinary herb or herbal medicine. It is very fragrant and aromatic.


It forms a mound about 6-12 inches in height and 6-16 inches wide. Common Thyme prefers the dry, sandy rocky soils like those of the Mediterranean. It prefers full sun and requires good drainage. The plant is frost and drought-tolerant.

Common Thyme is a low-maintenance plant, but it should be trimmed whenever it gets leggy. It should be cut back in early spring and summer to reduce its woody growth. Transplanting is best done in the early spring.

Garden Thyme Seeds

  • Germination

     14-25 days

    Days to Maturity

    180-200 days

    Plant Spacing

    6-8 inches

    Sowing Options:

    Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date

      Direct sow after last frost date


  • 200 seeds

    *filled by weight