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Thymus doerfleri

Thyme

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourMedium to dark green

Description

Thymus doerfleri (Thyme). This species is compact and spreading with hairy stems. The medium to dark green leaves are linear and fragrant. The flowers are purplish and borne in early summer to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Eurasia

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.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings in the summer or by division.

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