Broad Leaved Thyme description
Bold green leaves with pink flowers in the summer.
As these are raised from seed the foliage can be quite variable in colour and leaf size.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, front of a border, patio or for planting in a pathway and paving. It is undemanding if given a well drained soil, but after a number of years it will become more woody looking.
Botanical name: Thymus pulegioides
Broad Leaved Thyme culinary uses:
Use in salads, soups, sauces, stews, stuffing and meat dishes.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can trim back after flowering to remove any untidiness and any black spot that is present.
Size of plant:
Height 25 cm.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plant per square metre.
Buy herbs online, also alpines, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.