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Thyme Thymus
1. Caborn Wine and Roses
Compact spreading habit, dark green foliage and small pink-crimson flowers. It grows up to 2" high and spreads to 12" wide. The plant is native to Europe and Morocco.   Click to display 'Caborn Wine and Roses' tag image 2" 12" 6-7 4˝" White
2. Golden King
With its fragrant, cream-flecked foliage and semi-trailing habit, 'Golden King' shines in primary-colored containers and window boxes.   Click to display 'Golden King' tag image n/a 6"-7" 12" 5-11 4˝" White
Thymus coccineus
3. Red
A sun-loving herb valued as an ornamental groundcover. Forms a dense, flat mat of evergreen, dark green leaves that are smothered in bright magenta-red flowers from early thru midsummer. In fall, the foliage turns a beautiful bronze.   Click to display 'Red' tag image 2"-4" 6"-12" 3-8 4˝" White
Thyme (Broadleaf) Thymus pulegioides
4. Foxley
A highly desirable and popular groundcover, forming a dense low mat with spikes of lilac-white flowers throughout summer, beautiful fragrant variegated foliage that is larger and more broadleaf; needs a dry and sunny location, can take light foot traffic.

Variegated Broadleaf Thyme is smothered in stunning spikes of lilac purple flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive burgundy flower buds. It's attractive fragrant round leaves remain green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the year.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Commonly used for seasoning meats, fish, poultry, soups and vegetables.

8D-North Click to display 'Foxley' tag image 6"-12" 18"-24" 4-9 4˝" White
5. Spicy Orange
Spicy Orange is a unique looking thyme. It has light green needle-shaped leaves. It is a creeping and somewhat wiry thyme that is nice in the border garden, between flagstones or as a ground cover. It can withstand moderate foot traffic and gives off a 'spicy orange' scent when you brush against it. When it flowers in the early summer, it will have flower spikes with pale pink flowers. It's drought tolerant once established. It's also attractive to butterflies. 8D-North Click to display 'Spicy Orange' tag image 2"-3" 18"-24" 4-9 4˝" White
Thyme (Common) Thymus vulgaris
6. Common Thyme
Fragrant foliage with a classic thyme flavor and aroma. Outstanding for seasoning poultry, fish and pork, in sauces and soups, and in herbal vinegar. Good companion plant for tomatoes. Dry or freeze leaves for winter use, or grow in a pot indoors.   Click to display 'Common Thyme' tag image n/a 12"-18" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
Thyme (Creeping) Thymus doerfleri
7. Doone Valley
This low, creeping variety, has dark green foliage, tipped with bright gold in fall and winter. Pleasant lemony fragrance. Nice display of bright purple-pink flowers in mid summer. Can be used in between flagstones and will tolerate moderate foot traffic. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Drought tolerant, once established. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. 8D-North Click to display 'Doone Valley' tag image 2"-4" 12"-23" 4-9 4˝" White
Thymus serpyllum
8. Elfin
Thyme Elfin has tiny, aromatic, evergreen leaves which form a tight creeping plant. As it can withstand light foot-traffic it's great when planted between stepping stones. It's also nice in pots where it can trail over the sides or in a mixed bed. When it blooms in the summer, its flowers are purple-pink. Elfin Thyme is also one of the slower growing thyme varieties. 8D-North Click to display 'Elfin' tag image 2"-4" 18"-24" 4-9 4˝" White
9. Minus
Creeping Thyme is a sun-loving herb valued as an ornamental groundcover. This selection forms a very low carpet of fuzzy, dark green leaves which resemble those of Woolly Thyme. From early thru midsummer, lavender flowers cover the foliage.   Click to display 'Minus' tag image 1" 6" 3-8 4˝" White
10. Mother of Thyme
Evergreen foliage is glossy green on mat-forming plants. Rose-purple flowers, June-July. Use for ground cover, edging, rock gardens, rock pathways. 8D-North Click to display 'Mother of Thyme' tag image 3"-6" 6"-12" 3-8 4˝" White
11. Pink Chintz
One of the first thymes to flower each year, this charming and reliable cultivar bursts into bloom in early spring with unique salmon-pink flowers. Its fuzzy olive-green foliage forms a mat 1 to 2 inches tall and 18 inches wide. It is one of the most tolerant of thymes of dry conditions, but grows robustly with plenty of water. 8D-North Click to display 'Pink Chintz' tag image 1"-2" 14"-18" 5-8 4˝" White
Thyme (English) Thymus vulgaris
12. English Thyme
An excellent deterrent to pests in the vegetable garden! Thyme is essential in French cooking, as well as in almost any American dish, including casseroles, most vegetables, soups, stuffings, and sauces. The aromatic flavor holds up well during long cooking times. 8D-North Click to display 'English Thyme' tag image 12"-18" 18"-24" 5-9 4˝" White
Thyme (Lemon-Scented) Thymus citriodorus
13. Golden Lemon
Creates an eye-catching carpet of gold and green variegated leaves when in bright light. Lemon scent is released when leaves are crushed. Makes a wonderfully fragrant groundcover or container plant. Attractive in rock gardens.   Click to display 'Golden Lemon' tag image 4"-6" 12" 5-9 4˝" White
14. Silver Edged
Tiny silver-gray leaves with a clean white edge form semi-upright plants and sport white flowers. Excellent for edging, culinary and medicinal uses. 8D-North Click to display 'Silver Edged' tag image 8"-10" 15"-18" 5-9 4˝" White
Thymus citriodorus 'Aureus'
15. Golden Variegated
Green and gold variegated leaves with strong lemon scent. Medium size leaves. Pink fl owers in summer. Use for meat, fi sh, cheese fl avoring, pasta, pizza, and oils. 8D-North Click to display 'Golden Variegated' tag image 10"-12" n/a 5-9 4˝" White
Thymus x citriodorus
16. Lemon Thyme
Tiny, light green leaves with lemon scent on spreading plant. Use for ground cover, rock gardens, edging.   Click to display 'Lemon Thyme' tag image 12" 12" 3-9 4˝" White
17. Silver Queen
'Silver Queen' is a lemon thyme cultivar that features leaves edged with silver. It is an erect, bushy, woody-based perennial that typically grows 4-12" tall with upward branching stems. Leaves have a strong lemon scent.   Click to display 'Silver Queen' tag image 4"-12" 6"-18" 5-8 4˝" White
Thyme (Lime Golden) Thymus cv.
18. Lime Golden
This non-edible (or at least not tastily-edible) variety does best as an infusion of color to the herb garden. Though citrusy smells are released when leaves are crushed in-hand or under-foot, the flavor tends to remain in the air and does not infuse recipes. For a citrusy addition to recipes turn instead to 'Lemon' thyme. 'Lime' is well-worth space in the herb garden for the soft mounds of bright limey-green foliage that grow   Click to display 'Lime Golden' tag image 6"-12" 6"-12" 5-9 4˝" White
Thyme (Silver) Thymus vulgaris argentueus
19. Argentueus
Shrubby growth of tiny leaves edged in silver. Man uses, including low border for herb, vegetable or flower gardens.   Click to display 'Argentueus' tag image n/a 10"-12" 12" 3-9 4˝" White
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