Thyme – English
Thymus vulgaris

Zone: 5-8
Height: 12"

General: Perennial thyme with a mounding habit, gray-green leaves and lilac-purple flowers in summer. The most popular culinary thyme. English's leaves are about twice the width of French thyme. Nice in soups, casseroles and stuffing.

Culinary Uses: Popular in bouquet garnis and as an ingredient in the French mixture of herbs, Fines Herbes. Great compliment to lamb, beef, eggs, infused in honey and baked goods.

Medicinal Uses: Historically used for its antiseptic properties. Extracted oils from this thyme have also been used to treat epilepsy, depression, headaches, and respiratory issues.

Ornamental Uses: Very basic culinary thyme. Small evergreen, gray-green leaves, blooms of white/pale purple. Makes a good groundcover in the garden.

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