Thymus serphyllum Hartington Silver description
Fresh yellow and green variegated, fragrant foliage all through the year.
Cream pink flowers in the late spring and early summer over very low growing foliage.
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, 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 Highland Cream.
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.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky 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 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines and rockery plants for your container, raised bed, rockery, patio’s and borders.