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Botanical name: Thymus serpyllum
Other names: Thyme, Creeping thyme
Species: T. serpyllum - T. serpyllum is a mat-forming, evergreen subshrub with aromatic, linear, mid-green leaves and clusters of purple flowers in summer.
Thymus serpyllum is: Evergreen
Flower: Purple in Summer
Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons
Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (thyme).
Habit: Mat Forming, Spreading
Plant with: Festuca glauca 'Blaufuchs' (Blue fescue 'Blaufuchs'), Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Karl Foerster' (Purple moor grass 'Karl Foerster'), Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer' (Purple moor grass 'Skyracer'), Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Breeze' (Purple moor grass 'Breeze'), Salvia officinalis (Sage), Phlox douglasii 'Crackerjack' (Phlox 'Crackerjack')
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Division, Seed, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Thymus serpyllum (Thyme) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.45m 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, Foliage only
Cultivation: Grow in moist, free-draining soil in full sun.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
Discuss Thymus serpyllum (Thyme) with other Shoot members.
This is a rare plant of sandy heaths and grasslands overlying chalk drift, but it will do well in gardens with the right dry conditions. Unlike the other native thymes,it has a round rather than a square stem, and more massed flowers.
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