Most Thymes available are hardy perennials. They are a small plant and take up little space, and are ideal for growing in pots, or in a small nook in the front of a herb border. They will tolerate any soil, and they will grow pretty much anywhere so long as they get enough sun.
Thyme can also be used as a lawn replacement thanks to their spreading low bushy habit, however this is only really suitable for an ornamental lawn, and not a lawn that gets walked on often.
Thyme is best propagated from softwood cuttings to ensure it comes true to form. Seed collected from hybrid varieties may not come true to form.
Thyme has medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses. Personally no roast potato is worthy of the table unless roasted with Thyme and garlic, and this is an essential ingredient in any stuffing!