Thymus vulgaris Thyme has been used for thousands of years. The Romans spread thyme throughout Europe after acquiring it in Egypt. With many culinary and medicinal uses, Thyme is still popular throughout the world. Common Thyme is the classic thyme called for in recipes both as a fresh and dried herb. Loves the sunny garden or a well-drained container 12-18 inches. Most/full sun. Perennial. 50+ seeds/pack.