Thymus praecox – thyme


The aromatic foliage forms dense, low growing, evergreen, aromatic mats ideal for growing amongst paving or at the edges of paths…

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Thymus praecox loves well drained soils in full sun. The evergreen, aromatic foliage forms dense, low growing mats. It is tolerant of occasional crushing making it ideal for growing amongst paving or at the edges of paths where it will release thyme fragrance when stepped on.

For best results it prefers well drained alkaline to neutral soils though it is fairly tolerant of most conditions. It is perfectly suited for planting in Mediterranean gardens, rockeries, kitchen gardens, cottage gardens and planters. The leaves add a lovely flavour to many dishes dishes.

A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially with protection from the hardest frosts. If grown in pots it is recommended to place in a sheltered position for the winter.

More Details:

Family: Lamiaceae  
Common Name: Thyme, Mother of thyme, Creeping thyme, Wild thyme
Native: Central, southern, and western Europe.
Height x Spread: 10cm x 30cm (4″ x 12″)
Soil Type:  Well Drained
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Aspect: Sunny
UK Hardiness: Hardy
Flowering Time: May, June, July, August, September
Flower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green
Pests & Diseases: Generally pest & disease free
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Plants for Pollinators

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 15 cm

Large Plug Plant, 9cm Pot


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