Thymus prostratus description
Large fragrant leaves and flowers.
A mass of ruby-pink flowers in the late spring and early summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, cascading over a wall, in containers, alpine bed, rock garden or by a patio and is trouble-free in any well drained soil.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a largish space at the front of a plant border.
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 15 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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