German Thyme Herb

×

German Thyme Herb

Thymus vulgaris
Open-pollinated. Creeping 10–12" mat-forming perennial brings depth of flavor to soups, gravies, casseroles. Said to calm the nerves, soothe headaches. As good in salad dressings as it is in sore-throat remedies. Bees love its short lavender flower spikes. Likes well-drained light dry alkaline soil. Its fine root system makes thyme difficult to move around the garden. Hardy to Zone 4. ~4,000 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators.


4687 German Thyme
Item Discounted
Price
A: 0.2g for $2.50  
Ordering temporarily unavailable
B: 3g for $5.75  
Ordering temporarily unavailable
C: 15g for $10.00  
Ordering temporarily unavailable
D: 45g for $20.00  
Ordering temporarily unavailable

Additional Information

Herbs

See Herb Chart in the sidebar for uses and cultural information.

About medicinal herbs: Archeological evidence dates the medicinal use of herbs back 60,000 years to the Neanderthals. 85% of the world’s population employ herbs as medicines, and 40% of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. contain plant-derived materials. Fewer than 10% of higher plant species have been investigated for their medicinal components. Interest in traditional herbal remedies continues to grow.

Statements about medicinal use of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA, and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any ailment. Before using or ingesting any medicinal plant, consult a healthcare practitioner familiar with botanical medicine.

Takinagawa Burdock and Resina Calendula, as well as oats, mammoth red clover and alfalfa in the Farm Seed section, also have medicinal uses. Medicinal herbs such as black cohosh, goldenseal, and many more are available as plants, and shipped in the spring with orders from our Trees division.

Using herbs: Drying herbs at home is not difficult. Whole leaves retain their flavor at least a year. To substitute fresh herbs for dried in cooking, use triple the dried quantity called for in a recipe.

Culture: Some herbs are customarily grown from divisions because they cannot come true from seed, such as scented thymes and flavored mints. Some require fall sowing of fresh seed, such as sweet cicely and angelica, and these become available in August or September.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.