Thyme De Provence, or ‘Summer Thyme’, is a popular perennial herb that is well known for its culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. Thyme de Provence is spicier than common thyme and is the preferred option in authentic French cuisine. In fact, it is the leading component in the famous Herbes de Provence dried-herb mix, as well as in the Bouquet garni – a bundle of string-tied herbs used to flavour soups and stews. Thyme can be found beyond the library’s ‘cookery’ section, though; it has long been a key ingredient in folk medicine and is listed frequently in spell handbooks. Historically, it’s had a major role in vision-inducing love potions, fairy-producing unguents and, as the botanist Nicholas Culpeper recommended, nightmare remedies.
Appearance: Tiny, soft, grey-green leaves and small, pinkish flowers
Latin name: Thymus vulgaris
Variety: De Provence
Quantity: 10 seeds
Plant size: Height 15 cm, Width 20 cm
Container size: Height 20 cm, Width 20 cm
Companion plant: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, oregano, alpine strawberries
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.