Thyme – French
Thymus vulgaris 'French'

Zone: 5-8
Height: 12"

General: Common culinary thyme with a mounding habit, gray leaves and lilac-purple flowers in summer. Slightly milder than English thyme.

Culinary Uses: Essential to French cooking, add into stew, soup or ragout to complete the dish. Also compliments meats, seafood, veggies, and sauces. Also prized for its preservative properties, used to keep meats, ice cream, and candies from spoiling.

Medicinal Uses: Can be used externally like 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.

Ornamental Uses: One of the best culinary varieties of thyme. Low growing, bushy, with gray narrow leaves. Honeybees love the white flowers. Tolerates drought well and requires little care.

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