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Thymus serpyllum Creeping Wild Thyme seeds

Thymus serpyllum (Creeping Wild Thyme) 50 to 1,600 Seeds - £3.49 - £48.99

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Thymus serpyllum - (Creeping Thyme / Wild Thyme) 


An evergreen creeping plant, forming a dense cushioned carpet, with each plant growing to 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) tall and spreading up to 30 cm (12 in) wide


The leaves are very small and remain green all year, completely covering the ground, and can even be walked on!  When walked on, they emit a beautiful fragrance


The flowers are a striking purple-violet in bloom from May through to August, forming a purple-violet carpet with hardly any green to be seen


These plants require no maintenance such as mowing, trimming, watering, feeding or any care – they look after themselves!  The plants are fully hardy to -34°C (-30°F) and are drought-tolerant


Attracts butterflies and bees


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Thymus


Species: serpyllum


English name: Creeping Thyme / Wild Thyme / Mother of Thyme


Plant type: Hardy evergreen creeping perennial


Height: 5 to 10 cm (2-4 in)


Spread: Up to 30 cm (12 in)


Season of Interest: Purple-violet flowers from May to August; green carpet of foliage throughout winter


Hardiness: Fully hardy to -34°C (-30°F)


Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade


Soil: Prefers well-drained, light-textured soil with modest fertility


Propagation methods: From seed and divisions




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