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Thymus nitidus

Thyme

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Thymus nitidus (Thyme). Also known as 'T. carnosus'. An evergreen, spreading shrub with tiny, narrowly oval, aromatic leaves. Erect, flowering stems bear whorls of small, 2-lipped, white flowers throughout the summer. Requires a sheltered position.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Eurasia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

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. Needs to be in the shelter.

Propagation

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

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