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Thymus serpyllum 'Minor' (Creeping thyme)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.05m
Max height
0.15m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thymus serpyllum 'Minor'

Other names

Creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum 'Minimalist', Thymus serpyllum 'Minimus', Thymus serpyllum 'Minus', Thymus minus, Thymus praecox 'Minus', Thymus praecox subsp. arcticus 'Minus'

Genus

Thymus Thymus

Variety or Cultivar

'Minor' _ 'Minor' is a flat, creeping perennial with fragrant green leaves and tiny pink flowers throughout summer.


Thymus serpyllum 'Minor' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (thyme).

Habit

Creeping, Mat Forming

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

No specific diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Thymus serpyllum 'Minor' (Creeping thyme) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.15m 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. Roots will rot if waterlogged.

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

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Botanical name

Thymus serpyllum 'Minor'

Other names

Creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum 'Minimalist', Thymus serpyllum 'Minimus', Thymus serpyllum 'Minus', Thymus minus, Thymus praecox 'Minus', Thymus praecox subsp. arcticus 'Minus'

Genus

Thymus Thymus

Variety or Cultivar

'Minor' _ 'Minor' is a flat, creeping perennial with fragrant green leaves and tiny pink flowers throughout summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (thyme).

Habit

Creeping, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

No specific diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thymus serpyllum 'Minor' (Creeping thyme) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.15m 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. Roots will rot if waterlogged.

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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