Thyme general characteristics
Thyme is an extremely widespread perennial aromatic plant. It grows spontaneously in various Mediterranean countries or is grown in the vegetable garden or garden very easily. It prefers light, calcareous and well-drained, or even arid and rocky, soils and a warm and sunny climate, but it can also resist cold temperatures for short periods.
Thyme belongs to the Lamiaceae family, such as basil, mint or lavender. It is a perennial shrub that forms dense and compact bushes, and can reach 20-30 cm in height. The stems are thin, woody and fragile, and the persistent leaves are narrow, elongated and very fragrant, with a more or less intense green color and gray shades.
It blooms from May to July, depending on the species. The flowers are of a pinkish white color, and very rich in nectar, therefore they are extremely sought after by bees. In fact, thyme is a honey plant, and thyme honey is very valuable.
Thymus vulgaris comes from the Mediterranean area. It is an aromatic plant with spontaneous growth both on flat and mountainous soils in the Mediterranean area.
It is an aromatic plant with very fragrant leaves, widely used in cooking, especially for flavoring stewed meats and fish. During the winter the thyme completely loses its leaves.
It is a perennial variety that reaches 40/50 cm and forms rather thick and compact bushes.
It has narrow, lanceolate shaped leaves of green color with gray shades that are covered with hair. In the spring and summer seasons it has a prolonged flowering of white flowers with pink hues.