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Thymus pulegioides

Broad-leaved thyme

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  • Thymus pulegioides | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Thymus pulegioides | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink, purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green to yellow

Description

Thymus pulegioides (Broad-leaved thyme). This species is a spreading subshrub. The leaves are aromatic oblong to lance-shaped and medium green. The flowers are borne in late spring and early summer with short whorled racemes of pink-purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Thyme

Origin

Europe

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, Light, Medium, Rich
  • 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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