Thyme

Thymus 'Bressingham'

Thyme - Thymus  'Bressingham'

Common Name: Thyme
Genus: Thymus
Cultivar: 'Bressingham'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: highly attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects


Clear pink summer flowers and fragrant grey-green hairy leaves. This compact scented thyme is ideal for planting in a sunny part of the garden in the crevices between paving stones. It thrives in the alkaline soil conditions commonly found between stones releasing a lovely scent whenever it is trodden on.

  • Garden care: After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

  • Goes well with: Salvia officinalis 'Icterina', Melissa officinalis, Thymus serphyllum, Petroselium crispum, Ocimum sativum, Mentha spicata.


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