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Thyme 'French Summer'   

Thymus vulgaris

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French Summer is a variety of Thyme which is a member of the Thymus family. Its botanical name is Thymus vulgaris 'French Summer'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Lilac. The mature flowers take a Single form. Leaves usually appear in   Paris Green colour. French Summer 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), French Summer grows with a forb-like growth habit.

French Summer Thyme is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about French Summer have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow French Summer

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. French Summer is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. French Summer needs a sandy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing French Summer from seed

Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between French Summer seeds when sowing to make sure your seedlings have enough space. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 21°C / 70°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing French Summer about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting French Summer

French Summer is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting French Summer

Thyme French Summer Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.