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Thyme Plant - Common Thyme


Thymus vulgaris

An amazing aromatic thyme that has been used for centuries for many reasons, including helping you to see fairies!

  • Easy to grow.
  • Very fragrant.
  • Essential in many culinary dishes.

Do not plant out (without protection) until fear of frost has passed.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Pollinator Friendly


To the Greeks Thyme denoted graceful elegance and they would use the thyme oil during massages. The word 'Thyme' in fact came from the Greek word thymon meaning 'courage' and has since been used with many soldiers.

Thyme was the first herb listed in the Holy Herb Charm recited by those with 'herb cunning' in the Middle Ages. In the 1600's there was a recipe that said 'to enable one to see the Fairies'!

A member of the mint family.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Evergreen.
  • Likes full sun.
  • Prefers a well drained, light, gravelly alkaline soil.
  • Best flavour of the leaves is while the plant is in bloom.
  • Can grow as a hedge.
  • Reaches 12 - 18" (30 - 45 cm) tall.
  • Cut back in mid Summer to keep them bushy.
  • Beautiful pinky/mauve flowers from May to October.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Used in bouquet garni.
  • Excellent for marinades, stuffing, sauces, stews, soup etc.
  • Excellent accompaniment to chicken and beef.
  • It is used to flavour Benedictine liquer!
  • Flowers are edible.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Antiseptic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Stimulates circulation.
  • Good to prevent spots and dandruff!
  • Can aid digestion.
  • Said to be good for hangovers!
  • Good for convulsive coughs, whooping cough, chronic bronchitis, colds and sore throats.
  • Good in massage oil
  • Can relieve insomnia.
  • Can relax spasms.
  • Can ease Asthma, bronchial catarrh and chest infections.
  • Good for inflammation, rheumatism and arthritis.
  • The oil can ease athlete's foot.
  • Can help vaginal thrush.
  • Can stimulate production of white blood corpuscles to help resist infection.
  • Sometimes used in mouthwash.
  • Other Uses.
  • Often included in summer posies.
  • Good for pot pourri.
  • Great to grow to encourage bees and the honey they then produce is delicious.
  • Can be used to protect from mould.

As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.Avoid during pregnancy.


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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Angelica Plant
Anise Hyssop Plant
Basil Plant - Holy Basil
Basil Plant - Thai Basil
Basil Plant Sweet Genovese
Bergamot Plant - Wild Bergamot
Burn Jelly Plant
Caraway Plant
Catgrass Plant
Catnip Plant
Catnip Plant - Lemon Catnip
Chamomile Plant
Chamomile Plant - Dyer's Chamomile
Chive Plant
Chive Plant - Garlic Chives
Coriander Plant - Coriander 'Leisure'
Curry Plant
Epazote Plant
Fennel Plant
Fennel Plant - Bronze Fennel
Feverfew Plant
Hyssop Plant - Blue
Hyssop Plant - Pink
Hyssop Plant - White
Lady's Mantle Plant
Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Ellagance Snow'
Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Pink Perfume'
Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Vera'
Lavender Plant - Lavender Castilliano Violet
Lemon Balm Plant
Lemon Balm Plant - Lemon Balm 'All Gold'
Lemon Grass 'East Indian' Plant
Lemon Verbena Plant
Lovage Plant
Mace Plant
Marjoram Plant
Marsh Mallow Plant
Mint Plant - Apple Mint
Mint Plant - Banana Mint
Mint Plant - Basil Mint
Mint Plant - Black Peppermint
Mint Plant - Chocolate Mint
Mint Plant - Corsican Mint
Mint Plant - Curly Mint
Mint Plant - Eau De Cologne Mint
Mint Plant - Garden Mint
Mint Plant - Ginger Mint
Mint Plant - Grapefruit Mint
Mint Plant - Lemon Mint
Mint Plant - Lime Mint
Mint Plant - Mojito Mint
Mint Plant - Moroccan Mint
Mint Plant - Peppermint
Mint Plant - Pineapple Mint
Mint Plant - Red Mint
Mint Plant - Russian Mint
Mint Plant - Silver Mint
Mint Plant - Spearmint Plant
Mint Plant - Strawberry Mint
Myrtle Plant
Oregano Plant
Oregano Plant - Country Cream
Oregano Plant - Greek Oregano
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled'
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Italian Giant'
Rosemary Plant - Common Rosemary
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Primley Blue'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Seven Seas'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue'
Rue Plant
Russian Comfrey Plant
Sage Plant - Blackcurrant Sage
Sage Plant - Clary Sage
Sage Plant - Common Sage
Sage Plant - Golden Sage
Sage Plant - Purple Sage
Savory Plant - Summer Savory
Savory Plant - Winter Savory
Self-heal Plant
Siberian Onion Plant
Sorrel Plant - Broad-leaf Sorrel
Stevia Plant
Sweet Cicely Plant
Sweet Woodruff Plant
Tansy Plant
Tarragon Plant - French Tarragon
Tarragon Plant - Mexican Tarragon
Tarragon Plant - Russian Tarragon
Thyme Plant - Lemon Thyme
Thyme Plant - Orange Thyme
Thyme Plant - Thyme Silver Queen
Valerian Plant - Common Valerian
Woad Plant
Wormwood Plant
Yarrow Plant 'Wild Yarrow'

How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.


French Onion Soup Recipe
An easy recipe to make this French classic. A really warming winter soup that can be made in large batches and frozen.

White Onion Soup Recipe
A really simple and quick white onion soup recipe that looks and tastes far more impressive than it should, given how easy it is to make!

General Information

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

Plant Passport Registration Number: 34265