Thyme - Common seeds - Thymus vulgaris - Organic - Culinary Herb

Type: Hardy evergreen Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 30 - 45 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Well-drained soil in sun
When to sow: Spring, summer or early autumn
Where to sow: Inside, using seed modules or small pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 3000 organically grown seeds / 0.43 g

Common Thyme has tiny leaves and mauve flowers in spring and summer which are very popular with pollinators.

A good plant for culinary use and also has antiseptic properties.

Giving the plant a light trim after it has flowered prevents straggly growth.

Thyme attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Hoverflies
  • Bumblebees and honey bees 
  • Butterflies
  • Moths including Lace Border moth πŸ›,   Mint Moth πŸ›, Slender Scotch Burnet mothπŸ¦‹β™‚, Thrift clearwing moth πŸ¦‹ 
  • πŸ¦‡
  • πŸ¦‡ (RHS)   
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.