English Thyme Seeds

English Thyme Seeds

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This Long-Lived Perennial is a Mainstay of American Cuisine!


Small grayish leaves on a low, compact habit

Genus: Thymus
Species: vulgaris
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone: 4 - 8
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer
Days to Maturity: 90
Habit: Compact
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width: 24 in
Additional Characteristics: Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs, Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Pest Fighter, Pruning Recommended, Rose Companions
Bloom Color: Dark Rose
Foliage Color: Dark Green, Gray, Olive Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy
Uses: Cuisine, Ornamental, Outdoor, Border, Containers, Ground Cover, Winter Interest


90 days from sowing.

Welcome one of the easiest, longest-lived, and most rewarding herbs of all into your garden! English Thyme is a mainstay of any self-respecting herb garden, of course, but it's also a useful plant elsewhere in the garden. A pest repellent, it's a natural way to keep the veggies and flowering plants looking good. Low-growing and dense, it fills in empty spots in the border nicely. Compact, it fits on the kitchen windowsill without constant pinching. It even makes a fine decorative (and fragrant!) edging for any sunny spot!

Thyme is essential in French cooking and has become a mainstay of American cuisine as well. Where would Thanksgiving stuffing be without it? (Not to mention Simon and Garfunkel's hit song "Scarborough Fair"?!) English Thyme is the variety most commonly used in cuisine, as the small, gray-green leaves are packed with flavor and easy to harvest by letting the stems dry (after cutting from the plant) for a few days, then simply stripping the leaves.

This plant is a woody perennial (technically a shrub), which will bring you four to five good years of foliage before it should be replaced. (The leaves begin to lose their flavor as the stems grow woodier with age.) If allowed to go to flower, it is a marvelous bee attractant, but if you want to use the foliage in cooking, pinch off the buds as soon as you see them, because the flavor deteriorates when the plant blooms. Thyme is a very pretty flowering plant, however, so we recommend that you also plant a stand of spreading, magnificently flowering Mother of Thyme in the garden to satisfy the bees as well as your own desire for blooms!

Expect this thyme to reach 12 to 18 inches high and about 24 inches wide. The stems are closely packed and short, standing almost straight up. Thyme will wend its way around existing plants in the garden without choking them out, making it a nice choice for filler in a garden that has a few bare areas. And it's evergreen above zone 6, so it makes a nice winter companion in warmer climates to the ornamental cabbages and kales, the snapdragons and pansies.

Early each spring, cut this plant back to about half its size. This will greatly improve its vigor and branching. Don't simply shear it -- you want to remove the topmost portion of each branch but leave growth on every stem. This simple treatment will result in much more dense, attractive, and healthy plants all season long.

Thyme can take a while to sow, but it isn't difficult, just a procrastinator! Sow the seeds uncovered in your Bio Dome or seed flats at about 65 to 70 degrees. They should sprout within the month. (Yes: plan ahead!) Once sprouted, they thrive in high light, and may be transplanted into the garden or outdoor container as soon as they have two sets of true leaves. They need full sun, good soil drainage (add gravel or perlite to the soil if this is an issue), and a level of richness to the soil on a par with what you would give a tomato plant. Beyond this, they are famously easy, and it's such a pleasure to have a perennial returning season after season to the herb garden -- not to mention a fragrant, attractive herb fighting off the flea beetles and cabbage pests in the vegetable patch! Pkt is 100 seeds.



Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.



Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.



Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.

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