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Thyme growing

Thyme


General information

  • Thymus vulgaris, Thyme
  • Lamiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: light, well-drained soil.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Perennial


Successful Cultivars

  • English Thyme (90 days) Low growing perennial, gray-green leaves.
  • Lemon Thyme (90-100 days) Golden variegated leaves, citrusy flavor. (pictured here)
  • Common Thyme (180 days) Easy to grow, highly adaptable.

 

Common Pests & Diseases

  • Aphids
  • Spider Mites (pictured here)
  • Botrytis Rot
  • Rhizoctonia Root Rot
  • Alternaria Leaf Spot
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.


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