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English Winter Thyme (Thymus vulgaris 'English Winter)

English Winter Thyme (Thymus vulgaris 'English Winter)

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Loose, sandy or rocky soils with excellent drainage are best. Drought tolerant. Dislikes wet soils where it tends to rot. Cut back plants to limit woody growth or to stimulate new growth. Harvest leaves throughout the summer as needed. Plants tend to become overly woody and loose after several years at which point replacement should be considered.


Zone: 5 to 9

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Bloom Time: May to July

Bloom Description: Pale purple

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Annual, Herb

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Fragrant, Evergreen

Attracts: Butterflies

Other: Winter Interest

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution


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