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Wild thymus

Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'

Also known as

Breckland thyme, Thyme

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

45cm

10cm

Min

25cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Wild thymus Overview

This species will grow about 25cm and will spread of 45cm, forming useful ground cover. It has creeping stems which are woody and branching. The leaves are scented, bright green and elliptical to lanceolate. The bluish purple flowers are small and tubular with 2 lips, and are borne in spring and summer in dense terminal whorls.

How to propagate Wild thymus

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer.

Division

Division.

Other uses of Wild thymus

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, culinary, medicinal. Summer interest.