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Thyme

English Thyme

Description

Shrubby perennial has glossy green foliage. Blooms pink in spring and attracts beneficial insects.

Growth

To height of 1’

Light

Full sun for best flavor

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 5-11

Uses

Butterfly Attractant, Culinary, Fragrant Ornamental, Medicinal

Suggestions

Use in savory dishes such as hardy meals, warming soups, and sauces. Goes well with meats and vegetables. Can be used fresh or dried.

Lemon Thyme

Description

Looks & grows like English Thyme, but definitely smells & tastes like lemon. Glossy green foliage, traditionally used in knot gardens.

Growth

To height of 1’

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses

Culinary

Suggestions

Use in any recipe calling for lemon juice, lemon zest, or lemon flavoring. Add to marinades for fish or chicken. Invaluable in cool summer beverages, soups, and dried in sachets.

Red Creeping Thyme

Description

A beautiful groundcover with its deep, lavender-red blooms. Works great for filling between stepping stones and adds elegance to mixed beds or pots when allowed to trail over the edges. Honeybees love the flowers!

Growth

To height of 3-6”

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 5-9

Uses

Culinary, Attracts bees, Fragrant

Suggestions

Great in clam chowder and stews, meat dishes, pizza sauces and marinades.

Silver-Edged Thyme

Description

Leaves are edged with just the barest line of white. Perfect for growing in a container.

Growth

To height of 1′

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 4-11

Uses

Culinary

Suggestions

Use in any recipe calling for Thyme. Can be made into tea. Great in casseroles, vegetables, soups, stuffings, and sauces. Holds up well during long cooking times.

Wooly Thyme

Description

Soft and silvery, Wooly Thyme is in a class by itself. Tightly knit and rarely flowers. The grayest of all thymes.

Growth

To height of 3′

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 5-11

Uses

Groundcover, Ornamental

Suggestions

As a groundcover, it needs at least 5 hours of sun a day to keep it from reaching for light and getting leggy. A good choice for planting between stepping stones and where spaces may be very small.

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