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Thyme 'French'


Zones: 4-9
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12"H x 18"S
Bloom: Lavender, Mid Spring
Pot Size: 3.25”
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Product Features

  • Culinary
  • Medicinal
  • Deer Resistant
  • Aroma
  • Pollinator
  • Indoor
  • French Thyme Plants

    Thymus vulgaris 'French'

    The narrow leaves of French Thyme are distinctly grayer and sweeter than English Thyme. One of the three major varieties of Thyme, French Thyme is sometimes referred to as 'Summer Thyme'. Essential in French cooking - no stew, soup or ragout is complete without this key culinary ingredient and it compliments meats, seafood, veggies and sauces well. French Thyme is also a basic herb in the savory seasoning satchel, Bouquet Garni, because it retains its flavor and scent during the cooking process.

    Aside from its culinary value, French Thyme, like most other varieties of the Thyme family, is also prized for its preservative properties. Used to keep meats, ice cream and candies from spoiling, Thyme was also used in the embalming process by Ancient Egyptians.

    Medicinally, French Thyme, like the rest of this flavorful herb's namesakes, has significant medicinal capabilities. Used externally as a balm or poultice, it can be used to treat rashes and sores, acne and burns. Taken internally, Thyme has a profound effect on restoring the immune system due to the herb's antiseptic characteristics. Traditionally it has been used to treat asthma and other respiratory issues, common colds, depression, insomnia, anemia and colic. Pregnant or nursing women should not ingest more than the amount of Thyme commonly cooked with, as it can have an adverse effect on hormones and menstrual cycles.

    Also available in our four inch hand thrown Guy Wolff Greenhouse Pot. The aged finish of these classic terracotta pots will add style to your naturally beautiful plants! Whether it's a "thank you" for the hostess with the “mostest”, or a corporate Christmas gift, these potted herbs make the perfect gift.

  • Thymus vulgaris 'French'

    Characteristics: Narrow leaves are grayer and sweeter than English Thyme. Essential in French cooking.

     

    Light: Thyme is a Mediterranean herb—it will flourish in dry, sunny conditions.

     

    Water: Thyme has average water needs. Water regularly but be careful not to overwater.

     

    Soil: Thyme likes dry, lean, well-drained soil. Thyme is susceptible to root rot and fungus if exposed to constant moisture. Like most herbs, it's a good idea to thoroughly let thyme dry out before you give it a deep watering.

     

    Use: A fragrant culinary herb, thyme is a lovely addition to shellfish, egg dishes, vegetables, and soups.

     

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