Thyme is an evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring, and thereafter grows as a perennial. It can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or dividing rooted sections of the plant. It tolerates drought well.The plants can take deep freezes and are found growing wild on mountain highlands.