(90-95 days. Thymus vulgaris) Classic perennial culinary and ornamental herb. Small, round to needle-shaped evergreen leaves on woody stems. Delicious in soups and stews, on roasts, veggies, rice, egg dishes, etc. Thyme is a versatile herb that does not over power. You will find yourself adding it to just about everything! Very easy to grow and cold tolerant. Low-growing and spreading, it can be used as a ground cover. Medicinal: Use the leaves to make an herbal infusion tea for sore throat and coughs.