Thyme varieties

Mother of Thyme plant

Thyme is an easy to grow, evergreen perennial which requires little to no care, thrives in poor soil and hot, dry conditions. You just cannot go wrong choosing this herb for your garden or landscape. It is mannerly in the garden as it fills spaces nicely but pulls up easily where it’s not wanted.

There are so many species within the Thyme family that herb lovers from Greenland to Asia are seeking to obtain each one for their personal collections. Some are creeping, “walk-on-me” groundcovers, while others have a tidy, low-mounding habit which makes a nice edging or border in the landscape. In my own garden I have a row of globe shaped ‘Golden Lemon’ Thyme lining a stone path and different creeping Thymes between the stones like aromatic carpets. They are my favorite herbs in the garden because they have so much to offer – most varieties of Thyme have flowers ranging in colors from mauves and pinks to shades of lavender and white. They add elegance to pots when planted with other herbs and flowers with their texture and ability to spill over edges.

It is one of the most common herbs in the kitchen flavoring a variety of dishes ranging from clam chowder and stews to pizza sauce and marinades. Thyme is a compliment to any kind of meat; it contains a natural chemical which helps to break down fats. Use a sprig or two in bloom for a perfect garnish to your favorite dish. Find great Thyme recipes here!

Compare the different Thyme varieties we offer by clicking here.

Find out more about each variety we carry by clicking on one of the blue links below, or simply type the plant name in our search box above.

Thymus citriodorus ‘Archer’s Gold’

Archer’s Gold Thyme

Thyme, Archer’s Gold

Thymus serpyllum ‘Bressingham’

Bressingham Thyme

Thyme, Bressingham

Thymus herba barona

Caraway Thyme

Thyme, Caraway

Thymus x citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’

Doone Valley Thyme

Thyme, Doone Valley

Thymus vulgaris

English Thyme (common)

Thyme, English (common)

Thymus x ‘narrowleaf French’

French Thyme

Thyme, French

Thymus x citriodorus ‘Aureus’

Golden Lemon Thyme

Thyme, Golden Lemon

Thymus x citriodorus

Lemon Thyme

Thyme, Lemon

Thymus x citriodorus ‘Lime’

Lime Thyme

Thyme, Lime

Thymus serpyllum ‘Minus’

Minus Thyme

Thyme, Minus

Thymus pulegioides

Mother of Thyme

Thyme, Mother of Thyme

Thymus fragantissimus

Orange Thyme

Thyme, Orange

Thymus pulegioides ‘Oregano’ organic herb plants

Oregano scented Thyme

Thyme, Oregano Scented

Thymus coccineus

Red Creeping Thyme

Thyme, Red Creeping

 Thymus sp. ‘Silver Edge Lemon’

Silver Lemon Thyme

Thyme, Silver Lemon


Thymus serpyllum

Stepping Stone Thyme

Thyme, Stepping Stone

Thymus vulgaris ‘Wedgewood’

Wedgewood Thyme

Thyme, Wedgewood

Thymus praecox arcticus ‘Albus’

White Creeping Thyme

Thyme, White Creeping

Thymus 'Caborn Wine and Roses'

Wine and Roses Thyme

Thyme, Wine and Roses

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Wooly Thyme

Thyme, Wooly