Thyme Seeds

Thyme Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.99
1 Ounce $29.39
1/4 Pound $68.29 42% Savings
1 Pound $178.49 ($11.15/ounce) 62% Savings
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  • Most cherished of all herbs with its bold floral and earthy flavor
  • Great flavor for many dishes
  • Popular uses include: Culinary / Fragrance / Medicinal / Ornamental
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Spreading

Flavor Profile Warm; Earthy; Floral; Slightly Minty; Lemony; Woody; Subtle Sweetness
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Use Culinary, Medicinal
Growing Conditions Commercial, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Freezing, Sauce/Paste
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Thyme Seeds

Thymus vulgaris

Seed Type Heirloom Seed, Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Evergreen

Grow Heirloom Thyme - Plant Thyme Seeds

Thyme is evergreen in zones 4 through 9 but will darken during winter. In zones lower than 4, it will grow as an annual.

A small and dainty herb, Thyme is one of the most cherished of all herb seed varieties. An excellent aromatic and culinary herb, Thyme also possesses select medicinal qualities. Plant thyme seeds in a sunny spot with proper irrigation.

Planting Information

Planting Thyme Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/8 inch
Plant Spacing 9 to 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 180 to 200 days
View our Thyme Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 1,161 Up to 50 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 94,000 Up to 1,250 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 376,000 Up to 5,000 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 1,504,000 Up to 20,000 Sq. Ft