Woolly thyme

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Woolly thyme - Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Common Name: Woolly thyme
Genus: Thymus
Species: pseudolanuginosus

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Good for wildlife, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 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

Tiny pale pink flowers appear in summer amongst small grey woolly foliage. This is one of the woolliest thymes available and as its low growing is ideal as an unusual ground cover. Unfortunately it's not suitable for culinary use but the flowers are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects. Great for growing between paving or in cracks in stone walls.

  • Garden care: Susceptible to root rot in poorly drained soils. If necessary lightly trim to remove dead flowers and cut back harder after flowering to keep them compact and bushy.


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