Thymus quinquecostatus
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Thymus quinquecostatus


  family lamiaceae 
  genus thymus 

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Genus  Thymus Species  quinquecostatus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  thyme Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11700 Data source  HtZn p176
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2" - 4" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 08-09 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Thymus quinquecostatus can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Thyme needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are poor. This species likes full sun. It needs soil that is dry, well drained. This plant can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Thymus quinquecostatus is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  pungent leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Thymus quinquecostatus is a perennial. The blossoms are usually either rose or purple.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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