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Thyme

Thymus spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Thyme Overview

A large genus of around 350 species of evergreen mat-or clump-forming shrubs or woody perennials with aromatic colourful foliage and tiny purple, pink or white flowers. They come from dry regions in the Northern Hemisphere and are often cultivated as culinary herbs and as rock garden specimens and are good as creeping ground cover in between paving stones.

How to propagate Thyme

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Thyme

Useful for growing on banks and in rock gardens, troughs and paving.

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