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Thymus vulgaris/French Thyme




Clusters of small white present in spring

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Scientific Name: Thymus vulgaris
Common Name: French Thyme
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Herb
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Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Many believe French Thyme has the best flavor for cooking. It forms a pretty, low-growing, shrub whose cascading stem make it useful in small gardens. It will grow in relatively dry locations and is deer resistant. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers.