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thyme - Minor

thyme ( syn. Thymus Minimus )

Eventual height & spread

thyme - Minor

thyme ( syn. Thymus Minimus )

  • available to order from autumn
  • 9cm pot
  • £5.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    As you might expect from a plant called 'Minor', this is a really compact form - but it is no less decorative because of its size! An evergreen thyme, the foliage is a rich grey-green, and in the summer, it is smothered with tiny purplish ink flowers, which appear in such great numbers that they can almost create a solid block of colour. It's neat, creeping habit, makes it ideal for an alpine trough, or lining the edges of a path.

  • Garden care: After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring