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Thymus Genus

Thyme

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterDry

Description

Thymus genus (Thyme). This genus has about 350 evergreen species of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs which produce aromatic leaves. The flowers are often tubular and will vary from white through to pink-mauve. It is useful for growing on banks and in rock gardens.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous or Sub-shrubs

Origin

Eurasia

Interest and use

Useful for growing on banks and in rock gardens, troughs and paving.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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