With Lavender thyme (Thymus lavender) you can enjoy two of the most popular herbal scents in one plant. Many consider the scent “clean” smelling, making it a lovely addition to handmade soap. Lavender thyme grows upright and sturdy; it’s an excellent choice for the rock garden or container garden. Besides its refreshing aroma, Lavender thyme is prized for its intensely green leaves and deep purple flowers.
- Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)
- 6.7 to 7.3
- Hardy in zones 5 to 11
- Plant 15 inches apart
- Soil should be kept moist but not wet
- Once established water 1 inch every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks
- Grows to 3 to 6 inches high, 18 inches wide
- Attracts bees and butterflies, repels deer
- Can be used in baking, cooking, and crafts
- Best for rock gardens, edging, pathways, and containers
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