English Thyme Plant

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Incredible, Edible Herb English Thyme

  • Soft, Mounded Accent for Edging
  • Attractive Variegated Silvery-Green Foliage
  • Incredible Aromatic Leaves
  • Versatile Edible Herb
  • Use In Savory Recipes
  • Great Container Plant
  • Excellent Nectar Source for Beneficial Pollinators
  • Cold Hardy
  • Easy Care
  • Drought Tolerant Groundcover
  • Needs Sharply Drained Soil

Don't forget to include herbs in your planting design! They deliver a classic look, and you'll love having super fresh ingredients on hand to season your home cooking!

Our expertly grown English Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) brings a fine-textured look to the edge of your planting beds and spilling over the side of outdoor containers. While petite, the pointed, gray-green leaves have an important role to play.

Crush the leaves between your fingers for that wonderfully earthy, with notes that are both sweet and sharply spiced. Grow this timeless edible herb and harvest for Greek potatoes, chicken and lamb dishes, stews, roasted Brussels Sprouts and other hearty dishes.

Look closely at the attractive leaves to relish the range of variegated tones from silver to dark green. The foliage grows along the length of slender, woody stems.

Harvest what you need from your small mound of English Thyme throughout the season. In late summer, trim it back down to two inches from the ground.

Dry them upside down in bundles, or place each stem on a screen in an area with good air circulation. Strip the dried leaves and store in an air-tight jar, or freeze them.

Let your inner craftsperson come out to play! Extract your own homemade aromatherapy oil; or infuse vodka, honey or vinegar with fresh Thyme.

Gift homemade culinary Bouquet Garnis to your foodie friends. There aren't many plants as giving or easy to grow Thyme.

It's reputed to boost your immune system, so order plenty to tuck here and there in sunny parts of your landscape. You'll appreciate the charming mound of aromatic, healthy foliage.

So will honey bees and butterflies. The small purple flowers aren't terribly noticeable, but they certainly offer nectar for your local ecosystem.

No Victory Garden would be complete without herbs! They are easy enough for "newbies" to grow on their balcony or deck in wide containers with plenty of drainage holes.

Order English Thyme plants from our growers today! They make a great addition to turn your full sun landscape into a hard-working Edible Landscape.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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English Thyme Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Thymus vulgaris
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 6 -12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes