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Thymus vulgaris (Common Thyme) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Herb in 9cm Pot 

Thymes are grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant.  It is drought tolerant - an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen.

Common Thyme reaches a height of 30 cm (12in) and with its small green leaves through the summer it is covered in masses of tiny mauve blooms, which butterflies and bees love.  It is suitable for planting in the rock garden, herb garden or the front of a border it will also make a very good container plant.

Thyme likes a well-drained light soil, and it should not be too rich in nutrients as this will only encourage the plant to grow 'leggy' and lose its compact shape, also ensure that the plant is cut back after flowering again to help maintain shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun. 

Herb Usage

Common Thyme is an excellent herb for flavouring stuffing and stews,  and is ideal added to a bouquet-garni. Pies and chutneys are also given an extra lift when this aromatic herb is added. It has also been used for many centuries medicinally and its essential oils have been used to treat aches and pains and sprains.

Buy Common Thyme Online

Our potted Common Thyme herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.






Thymus vulgaris (Common Thyme) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 30cm
Spread Spreading
Latin Name Thymus vulgaris
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pedestrian Proof
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Thymus vulgaris

    Posted by Patricia on 23rd Jul 2023

    Excellent plant, packaging, delivery

  • 5
    Thymus Vulgaris

    Posted by Denise Greenham on 15th Feb 2022

    The plants arrived, beautifully packaged and in excellent connditon. Cannot fault them. I use a lot of Thyme in my cooking, and although I take cuttings of my older plants, I do like to bring in new stock! Happy customer.

  • 5
    Lovely and fragrant - but common!

    Posted by Hugo Woolley on 6th May 2020

    Very fast service - got our Thyme within a couple days of ordering.