Wild Thyme
 
 

Wild Thyme - Plant

Thymus serpyllum  

Stands Treading

Wild Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) forms evergreen cushions that spread rapidly and are smothered in flowers in summer. Its tiny leaves contain a rich, fragrant essential oil. This ground cover plant fills the air with a herbal scent. Fast growing, resistant, requires little care.
5 yr growth guarantee
 

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You can plant Wild Thyme immediately after receiving them, in a flower pot, window-box or in the garden. Are you planting it in a pot? Choose a pot with holes in the base and cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put fresh potting soil in the pot and plant the root ball of Wild Thyme at the correct depth. The planting distance should be 5-10 cm apart from each other. Fill with soil and press firmly. Give it plenty of water immediately after planting. Place the pot in a sunny, elevated area. If planting in the ground, space further apart. Improve your garden soil by mixing in some sharp sand.

Wild Thyme can be planted in a flower pot

Wild Thyme makes a great pot plant. Just brush your hand over the leaves and you'll notice its lovely fragrance. Plant Wild Thyme in a decorative pot or planter and it will look great placed on the patio table. Also a shallow pot is ideal for this creeping plant. Thyme is excellent planted in the ground, but looks just as beautiful in the rock garden, grown between the patio slabs or along the edge of the flower border.

You can use the leaves as a culinary herb. The taste of thyme is perfect for meat, stews and Mediterranean cuisine. Wild Thyme is also known as Creeping Thyme.

Wet soil is not well-tolerated by Wild Thyme. This fragrant plant will grow best in a sunny area with well-drained, relatively dry soil. Winter green Wild Thyme is not frost tolerant. Cut off any unpleasant-looking branches throughout the year.


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Growth height: 5 cm