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Thymus (any variety) (Thyme (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thymus (any variety)

Other names

Thyme (any variety)

Genus

Thymus Thymus

Variety or Cultivar

Thymus (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Thymus (Thyme), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Thymus (any variety) are compact, cushion-, mound-, or mat-forming, evergreen subshrubs with aromatic, linear, elliptic, or ovate, dark green or grey-green leaves, sometimes variegated, and dense, whorled racemes of tiny, two-lipped, pink, purple, or white flowers in summer.


Thymus (any variety) is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Pink, White, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Grey-green, Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Thymus (any variety) (Thyme (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m 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

Cultivation

An alpine cultivar, grow in moist, alkaline or neutral, well-drained soil in full sun. Will not tolerate wet, waterlogged conditions, particularly in winter. Tolerates drought and poor soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Thymus (any variety)

Other names

Thyme (any variety)

Genus

Thymus Thymus

Variety or Cultivar

Thymus (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Thymus (Thyme), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Thymus (any variety) are compact, cushion-, mound-, or mat-forming, evergreen subshrubs with aromatic, linear, elliptic, or ovate, dark green or grey-green leaves, sometimes variegated, and dense, whorled racemes of tiny, two-lipped, pink, purple, or white flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink, White, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Grey-green, Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thymus (any variety) (Thyme (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m 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

Cultivation

An alpine cultivar, grow in moist, alkaline or neutral, well-drained soil in full sun. Will not tolerate wet, waterlogged conditions, particularly in winter. Tolerates drought and poor soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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