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A picture of a Thyme


Thymus spp.

Creeping red thyme by talk thyme (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Thyme Overview

A large genus of around 350 species of evergreen mat-or clump-forming shrubs or woody perennials with aromatic colourful foliage and tiny purple, pink or white flowers. They come from dry regions in the Northern Hemisphere and are often cultivated as culinary herbs and as rock garden specimens and are good as creeping ground cover in between paving stones.

How to propagate Thyme


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

Other uses of Thyme

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

Winter Containers

Mix and match these winter performers for the coming season

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Galanthus spp.

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