Thyme

Thymus 'Doone Valley'

Thyme - Thymus  'Doone Valley'

Common Name: Thyme
Genus: Thymus
Cultivar: 'Doone Valley'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: June & July

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

Lavender-pink summer flowers opening from crimson-red buds and fragrant dark olive-green leaves with yellow spots. This creeping thyme looks fabulous cascading over a sunny rock garden outcrop. An easy-to-grow and attractive plant it thrives in well-drained neutral to alkaline soil.

  • 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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