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Thymus vulgaris

Common Name(s): Thyme
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 100 to 200 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=43° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium
Soil Drainage: Well to Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Very bright
Source of thymol (antiseptic properties). Thrives in dry climate. Oil production reduced in humid conditions. Freeze/frost may damage plant without snow cover.
Material - essent oils, Medicinal - folklore, Additive - flavoring
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, tropical-rainy, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Southeastern Europe, Southwestern Europe, Widely cultivated
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