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Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Woolly thyme

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.02m to 0.05m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Thymus pseudolanuginosus (Woolly thyme). This is an extremely low-growing, fully to frost-hardy thyme. It will grow about 25mm in height, and spreads to form broad, oval mats of densely hairy, grey-green foliage. The flowers will bear terminal spikes of tubular, 2-lipped, pale pink flowers in mid-summer, and has tiny leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Thyme

Origin

Original habitat is obscure

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Rich, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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