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Thymus drucei

Thyme

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPink purple white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Thymus drucei (Thyme). This is a mat-forming woody perennial with lance-shaped to obovate leaves. The corymbs of flowers are 6mm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Mixed bed

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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 by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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