Thyme - Thymus vulgaris
Latin name:
Thymus vulgaris

Description: All Thymes are sun-loving evergreen perennials grown for their aromatic culinary uses and often attractively coloured foliage. Thymus vulgaris, the common thyme (25 x 30cm) is a wiry stemmed shrubby plant with small, very dark green leaves, where as T. caespitius is much more prostrate at 5 x 36cm with bright green leaves. Some have delightful variegated or silver foliage, making them excellent for planting in patchwork drifts

Most thymes are hardy but often need replacing after 3-4 years.

Height: Depends on

Position: Fulll sun

Soil: Any well drained garden soil

Water: Fairly drought tolerant once established

Usage: Thymes look excellent planted between paving slabs, on rock gardens and gravel beds in drifts and of course in herb gardens

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