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Thymus leucotrichus

Thyme

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale purple pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Thymus leucotrichus (Thyme). This species is a dwarf creeping subshrub, with grey-green and narrowly lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are borne in whorled clusters of pale pink blooms in early spring to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Greece, Turkey

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

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

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