Thyme growing in a herb garden.


Thyme is a herb that can be grown in most climates and soil types. It’s often used for seasoning, but you can also use it to make teas and herbal remedies. Various cultivars are also well suited to serving as landscape plants. Learn more about planting, growing, and using thyme with our guides down below. Happy gardening!

7 of the Best Thyme Varieties for Your Herb Garden

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Ready to discover 7 terrific thyme varieties you can grow at home? Drought-tolerant and easy to care for, this small shrub-like perennial brings flavor to your cooking and character to your landscape. An edible and ornamental plant, thyme features an exquisite fragrance and colorful blooms. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Lemon Thyme

A close up horizontal image of lemon thyme (Thymus Citriodorus) growing in a herb garden.

Lemon thyme is a compact, aromatic herb that’s easy to grow and even easier to love. It attracts pollinators, repels pests, and is a delicious culinary herb. Drought tolerant and low maintenance, it’s ideal for growing in beds, borders, rock walls, or as edging for walkways. Learn how to plant and grow lemon thyme now.

How to Grow Creeping Thyme as an Aromatic Ground Cover

A close up horizontal image of purple flowering Thymus praecox growing over a rockery.

With its dense, mat-like form, creeping thyme makes for a beautiful and aromatic living mulch between stepping stones. Come summertime, lilac flower clusters attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Drought tolerant, low maintenance, and edible, this plant is sure to put a smile on your face in any season.

How to Grow and Care for Common Thyme

A close up horizontal image of a small thyme bush growing in a garden border pictured in light filtered sunshine.

Thyme is best known for its culinary uses, but the easy-to-grow herb is also medicinal and a valuable ornamental plant. It adds a subtle charm to front borders, attracts beneficial insects, and makes a perfect companion plant for many other landscape favorites. Learn how to grow thyme in this guide. Read more now.