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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.05m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thymus 'Highland Cream'

Other names

Thyme 'Highland Cream', Thymus 'Hartington Silver', Thymus serpyllum 'Variegatus', Thymus serpyllum 'Albus Variegatus'

Genus

Thymus 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

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (lemon-scented).

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Thymus 'Highland Cream'

Other names

Thyme 'Highland Cream', Thymus 'Hartington Silver', Thymus serpyllum 'Variegatus', Thymus serpyllum 'Albus Variegatus'

Genus

Thymus 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (lemon-scented).

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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