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One of the best low growing ground cover perennial plants available, producing a matt forming carpet of dense dark green foliage covered with violet & purple shaded flowers from May To Aug. Reaches no more than 10cm high and spreads up to 30cm. The plant is extremely robust and will tolerate light walking on when used amongst patio stones or near walkways giving off its scent when disturbed. No maintenance is required (mowing or watering once established) and the plant is winter hardy in the European conditions. Will tolerate all but the heaviest wet soil types and the flowers prove extremely attractive to bees and butterflies.. As a herb the leaves can be utilised as per normal thyme, although they are harder to pick and is the classic herb used in 'bouquet garni'. Often utilised as a companion plant as it attracts many beneficial insects whilst in flower. Please note the seed is extremely small and mixing with some horticultural sand may help in sowing. Cover the growing container with plastic or diffused glass until germinated, which will take 14-28 days depending on conditions. Plants should be spaced 30cm apart and appreciate some grit in the planting hole if the soil is very heavy or wet.
1 x thyme - purple creeping - 0.5 gm approx 3500 seeds - thymus serpyllum
I planted these last year and all have grown well except it is definitely NOT purple creeping thyme. These plants have large leaves and are almost 40cm high now! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Max