Hardy to 10 degrees.
Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Russia.
The dark, green and shining leaves are an esteemed European medicinal rich in antiseptic thymol.
Bright green-leaved aromatic shrubs, wholesome and carminative (relieving flatulence).
Harvest the preflowering tops several times in the summer, shade dry, and rub out the stems. This makes a good spice.
Start small seeds indoors in pots or direct seed in good soil in the spring.
Space 2 feet. Flowers to 2 feet.