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. Hardiness zones: 6-8. Avg. 106,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Thymus fragrantissimus
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
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 at least 1' 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 does best in light, dry, well-drained soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: 6-12".
PLANT SPACING: 6-8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.
HARVEST: Cut only a few leaves 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.