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Thymus praecox

Thymus praecox

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

65cm

5cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Thymus praecox Overview

This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Long, creeping, forming mats. ROOT: Woody stock; stems root. HAIRS: On 2 sides of stem, long on leaf-edges. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Very short. BRACTS: Lowest leaf-like. FLOWER STALK: Much shorter than flower. SEPALS: 5, bases form tube, upper 3 teeth, lower 2 long. PETALS: 5, bases joined, upper 2 lobes nearly joined. STAMENS: 4, protruding on female flowers. STIGMA: 2 on long, forked style. OVARY: 1, deeply 4-lobed. SEEDS: 1 per segment, not released.

How to propagate Thymus praecox

Cuttings

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

Other uses of Thymus praecox

Medicinal and culinary.