- Herb Seeds
- Medicinal and Historic Herbs
- German Winter Thyme
German Winter Thyme
Well-known as the most cold-hardy of the culinary thymes, it's also the only one I know of that is upright-growing, making little bushes with many upright branches. Unlike other thymes, which lie on the ground and root at every node, it stays in an upright clump, keeping it's leaves out of the mud. This makes it the easiest to pick, easiest to bundle and dry, easiest to strip off the leaves for cooking, though the yield is lower than broad-leaf thyme.
The narrow gray, almost needle-like leaves, and the relatively deep roots, make it more drought-tolerant than other thymes I have grown. Excellent for edging flower and herb beds. Like any thyme, it should be sheared back to about half its height every year to keep it bushy. Evergreen. 500 seeds