Belonging to the Thymus genus (Thymus vulgaris 'Faustini'), Faustini is a variety of Thyme. Faustini grows as a Perennial and is a Herb. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm), Faustini grows with a forb-like growth habit.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Faustini Thyme is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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How to grow Faustini
A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Faustini is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Faustini in sandy soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.
Growing Faustini from seed
Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches
(30.0 cm) between Faustini seeds when sowing to make sure your seedlings have enough space. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Faustini about 42 days before your last frost date.
As Faustini is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.