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A picture of a Cretan thyme

Cretan thyme

Thymus caespititius

Also known as

Thyme

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

35cm

5cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cretan thyme Overview

This species is an evergreen, mat-forming subshrub which produces slender woody stems and tiny hairy aromatic, mid-green leaves. The small flowers are lilac or lilac-pink and are produced in late spring and late summer.

How to propagate Cretan thyme

Cuttings

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

Other uses of Cretan thyme

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