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Thyme

Thymus sp.

All Thymes are grown and shipped in 3-1/2" plastic pots grown in soilless* media.  Well established, branched plants.

Thymes also make interesting plants for the window sill or in hanging baskets.

Combine with mints in a basket or pot for a unique gift!

Shipped March thru November as active growing plants.

Shipped December thru March dormant

*Soilless mix may contain any or all of the following:  Sphagnum peat moss, Sedge peat, perlite, vermiculite, processed bark, coir (by-product of coconuts), sand, lime, styrene beads. 

Orders for flats of plugs may require a 4-6 week lead time, depending on the season.  Plugs not available for all types.

Greenhouse grown. 

Culinary Thymes:

Creeping (Groundcover) Thymes:

Thyme plants look great in the rock and herb garden!  Can also be trained into Bonsai (English type best for this).  With thyme,  there are several tiny kinds, and the creeping varieties are perfect for planting in the crevices of brick or cobblestone paths.

CULINARY VARIETIES:

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  • English Thyme T. vulgaris    No herb garden is complete without English thyme! One of the hardier Thymes, these highly fragrant plants will produce large quantities of aromatic, tiny leaves that can be used either fresh or dried. Zones 5-10. Zone 4 with protection. 

    Seed:  Pak of 100++ seeds:  

    Item Name: English Thyme Seed    Item Number: 65908

     

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  • Summer Thyme    An excellent culinary thyme.  Spicier, more pungent flavor than German Winter in a smaller plant. You should grow as an annual in zones colder than 6.  Days to Maturity: 90-95 days to harvest when started indoors.

Seed:  Pak of 100++ seeds:   

Item Name: Summer Thyme Seed   Item Number:76085

 

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  • German Winter Thyme    The standard winter-hardy thyme. Bright green when young maturing to a nice blue-green.  Good flavor and yield.  Days to Maturity: 90-95 days to harvest when started indoors. One of the hardier Thymes, these highly fragrant plants will produce large quantities of aromatic, tiny leaves that can be used either fresh or dried. Zones 5-10. Zone 4 with protection. 

 Seed:  Pak of 200++ seeds: 

Item Name: German Winter Thyme Seed    Item Number: 76083

 

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Creeping Type Thymes

T. Serpyllum

Also known as "walk-on-me" thyme.  Zones 4b (with protection)-10     

Plug flats are also availableCheck availability here.

  • Common Creeping Thyme  is a native of northern Africa, Europe, and Asia, and has naturalized in North America. This fragrant, creeping plant has tiny, dark green leaves and in June, produces heads of white to purple flowers.  Rarely gets more than 2" tall.  Excellent for use between flagstones in a pathway.  Withstands light foot traffic and emits a pleasant scent when walked on.  This variety tolerates more foot traffic than the other varieties below.

    Seed:  Pak of 200++ seeds: 

    Item Name: Creeping Thyme Seed    Item Number: 65909

     

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PLANTS:

Item Name: Creeping Thyme 3-1/2" pot    Item Number: 76081

 

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Item Name: Creeping Carpet Thyme 3-1/2" pot / flat of 18   Item Number:  9018

 

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As above, but carmine-pink flowers

PLANTS:

Item Name: Magic Carpet Thyme 3-1/2" pot    Item Number:  9009

 

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Item Name: Magic Carpet Thyme 3-1/2" pot/ Flat of 18    Item Number:  9010

 

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As above, but lavender to purple flowers

PLANTS:

Item Name: Mother of Thyme 3-1/2" pot    Item Number:  9012

 

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Item Name: Mother of Thyme 3-1/2" pot / Flat of 18   Item Number:  9013

 

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As above common creeping Thyme, but deep pink to red flowers

PLANTS:

Item Name: Red Creeping Thyme 3-1/2" pot    Item Number:  9015

 

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Item Name: Red Creeping Thyme 3-1/2" pot  / Flat of 18  Item Number:  9016

 

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Plug flats are also availableCheck availability here.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THYME PLUG FLATS!!!

THIS IS A VERY HIGH DEMAND ITEM.   FLATS MAY REQUIRE A MINIMUM LEAD TIME OF 4-6 WEEKS IF AVAILABILITY IS ZERO AND WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU ORDER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.  LONGER LEADS MAY BE NECESSARY DURING PEAK SEASONS.  FLATS SHIP 72 PLANTS PER FLAT, SOLD AS 70.

FLAT SHIPMENTS LIMITED TO MARCH THROUGH JUNE AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.  SUMMER ORDERS (JULY-AUGUST), IF REQUESTED, CAN BE SHIPPED NEXT DAY AIR AT EXTRA CHARGE.  WE DO NOT RECOMMEND MID SUMMER OR WINTER SHIPMENTS OF FLATS UNLESS NEXT DAY AIR.  EXTRA CHARGE APPLIES TO THOSE SHIPMENTS.

SHIPMENTS OF PLUGS SHIPPED USPS (US POSTAL SERVICE) ARE AT THE BUYER'S RISK!  USPS SHIPMENTS ARE NOT INSURABLE!

WILL CALLS ACCEPTED.  PLEASE CALL FIRST.  PICKUP IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

 

 

      

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Culture 'Thyme'

This herb needs full sun and well draining or dry soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Old plants tend to develop an open center; to remedy this, divide them every 3 to 5 years, or replace. To harvest, cut 2 to 3 inches off of the branch tips. When they begin to bloom in the spring, prune back halfway and feed and water heavily. Winter protective mulch is a plus in zones north of 6.

Seed:  DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 at 70 degrees F  Best started indoors 4-6 weeks before setting out.  Sow seed on the surface of sterile medium.  Do not cover.  Keep evenly moist until first set of true leaves appear, then keep on the dry side, but do not allow them to wilt or dry out.  Transplant into cells or individual pots when large enough to handle.  Grow on at 65 degrees with bright light.  Transplant to garden when danger of hard frost is past.