1000 seeds. A well-known culinary thyme from France, with a high content of essential oil and the most delicious thyme with a stronger and sweeter taste than other thymes. French Summer Thyme is a perennial plant originated in the Mediterranean. Grows in warm areas but also tolerates cold and winter well in open ground. Pale lilac pink flowers blooms at the tips of the stems in summer, the flowers are edible and extremely attractive to bees.