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Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris
Other names: Common thyme, Pot-herb thyme, Garden thyme
Species: T. vulgaris - T. vulgaris is a low bushy shrub with small, aromatic, evergreen foliage, flowering in early summer.
Thymus vulgaris is: Evergreen
Flower: Insignificant or absent, White, Pink in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons
Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (thyme).
Habit: Bushy, Spreading
Plant with: Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage), Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue' (Rue 'Jackman's Blue'), Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' (Marjoram), Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark sundrops), Saxifraga 'Kathleen Pinsent' (Saxifrage 'Kathleen Pinsent')
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Division, Seed, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Thymus vulgaris (Common thyme) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Between paving stones, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Foliage only, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife
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|
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This dwarf, spreading, evergreen shrub originating from the Mediterranean has very small, rounded, very aromatic leaves. The plant is covered in pale pink flowers from June to September and these provide a constant attraction for bees and butterflies.
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