Creeping thyme - PlantThymus serpyllum
Scented creeping thyme - you can even walk on it!
Wild Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) forms evergreen cushions that spread rapidly and are smothered in a mass of beautiful purple flowers. The small, highly aromatic leaves contain lots of fragrant essential oil. This beautifully creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum) fills the air with a herbal scent and is suitable to walk on. Ideal for growing between paving slabs and in the rockery. Order this lovely perennial and in summer the delicious spicy leaves can be added to many dishes when cooking.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreYou can plant Thymus serpyllum immediately upon receipt, 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 of Thymus serpyllum 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 spot. 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 potThymus serpyllum makes a great pot plant. Just brush your hand over the leaves and a lovely aroma is released. Plant thyme in a decorative pot or planter and it will look very appealing in a nice spot on the patio table. A shallow pot is also ideal for this creeping plant. Thyme is indispensable in the herb garden but looks just as beautiful in the rock garden, grown between the patio slabs or along the edge of the flower border.
Show moreThymus serpyllum does not tolerated soil that is too wet. This fragrant plant grows best in a sunny area with well-drained, relatively dry soil. The evergreen thyme can suffer from frost. Cut off any unpleasant-looking twigs throughout the year.
Show moreYou can use the leaves as a culinary herb. The taste of thyme is perfect for meat, stews and in Mediterranean cuisine. Thymus serpyllum is also known as creeping thyme.
- Extra information
Latin name Thymus serpyllum Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Pink Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - August Growing height 5 - 7 cm Planting distance 20 - 30 cm