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Thymus carnosus

Thyme

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple
  • Leaf ColourPale grey-green

Description

Thymus carnosus (Thyme). This is a perennial, woody, upright herb growing to 40cm. The clustered leaves are ovate, pale to grey green and fleshy, and the ovate bracts are green. The corymbs of flowers are white, pink and purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Spain

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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. You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or by division.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or by division.

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