The aroma is distinctly sweeter than German Winter. Try it with fish, vegetable and perhaps even dessert dishes. Growth habit and winter hardiness are similar to Summer thyme. Tender perennial in Zones 6-8. Avg. 155,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Thymus fragrantissimus
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start seeds in flats 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium and cover with a thin layer of soil mix. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-8" apart, in rows 12-18" apart. Pinch off growing tips of upright growing varieties to make bushier plants.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. In very hot climates, thyme will need part shade to do well. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Thyme grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 6-8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.
HARVEST: Cut only a few stems the first year in order for the plants to winter over. In subsequent years, harvest just as the flowers being to open. Cut back to within 4-5" above the ground.
Note: Thyme will become woody and needs to be divided or replaced after 3-4 years.