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Thymus 'Highland Cream' (Thyme 'Highland Cream')

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skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Thymus 'Highland Cream'

Other names: Thyme 'Highland Cream', Thymus 'Hartington Silver', Thymus serpyllum 'Variegatus', Thymus serpyllum 'Albus Variegatus'

Genus: Thymus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Highland Cream' _ 'Highland Cream' is a low-growing, mat-forming, evergreen shrub with oval to lance-shaped, lemon-scented, dark-green leaves, edged with cream and clusters of small, pale pink flowers in summer.

Thymus 'Highland Cream' is: Evergreen

Flower: Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage: Cream, Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (lemon-scented).

Habit: Mat Forming

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Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...

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Thymus 'Highland Cream' (Thyme 'Highland Cream') will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Between paving stones, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation: Grow in moist, alkaline to neutral, free-draining soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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