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Thymus vulgaris

Garden thyme

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  • Thymus vulgaris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Thymus vulgaris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPurple to white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Thymus vulgaris (Garden thyme). This species produces very aromatic leaves, and grows to about 30cm high. The flowers are white to pale purple and are produced in late spring to late summer. The leaves are tiny and mid-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Thyme

Origin

W. Mediterranean to S.Italy

Interest and use

Border, ground cover, containers

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • 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.

Propagation

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

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