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Thymus serpyllum

For sale by Amanda CW

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

I have two types of thyme - when one is growing well the other is not and vice versa.

Pot SizeTotal Price
0.25 litres

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Plant Finder: about Thymus serpyllum

Common names

Wild thyme, Breckland thyme, Thyme, Creeping red thyme


Thymus serpyllum (Wild thyme). This species will grow about 25cm and will spread of 45cm, forming useful ground cover. It has creeping stems which are woody and branching. The leaves are scented, bright green and elliptical to lanceolate. The bluish purple flowers are small and tubular with 2 lips, and are borne in spring and summer in dense terminal whorls.


They are fully to marginally frost hardy. You should plant them out from early autumn through to early spring in a sunny site with moist, well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, culinary, medicinal. Summer interest.

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Thymus serpyllum | Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6
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