Thymus vulgaris

Both an aesthetic and a culinary contribution to your garden. An aromatic evergreen best clipped into a tight little blob and the snippings used in your tomato sauces, chicken stuffing and meat balls.

It can grow to 3ft across and 2ft high and if left unclipped is covered in little white flowers in midsummer. Like most aromatic herbs, it needs fairly well drained soil and masses of light.

Not a long lived plant but can be grown easily from cuttings.

Features Hardiness rating

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Edible, Exposed, Ground cover, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green

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