Thymus lanuginosus – ALPINE


Pink flowers over very woolly, grey, prostrate foliage in late spring and early summer.

An easy plant for the inexperienced gardener.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

Only 2 left in stock


Thymus lanuginosus description

Very woolly, grey, low growing foliage with pink flowers in late spring and early summer.

It can be shy to flower if the soil is too rich.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.

Good for a flower border or patioHow easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, pathways and paving, cascading over a wall, in containers, alpine bed, rock garden or by a patio and is uncomplicated in any well drained soil.

Also known as Thymus pseudolanuginosus, or Thymus praecox subsp. britannicus or Thymus polytrichus A. Kern. ex Borbás subsp. britannicus (Ronniger) Kerguélen.

Common name: Woolly Thyme.

Thymus lanuginosus flowering in May
Thymus lanuginosus in May


The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a large space at the front of a plant border.

Can it be used for planting amongst paving?

Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil.

How much moisture:


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.

Size of plant:

Height 3 cm.
Spread 100 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 1 plant per square metre.

Buy alpines, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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