Wild Thyme ‘Thymus polytrichus’

An excellent rockery plant forming a red-purple mat, loved by bees. Wild Thyme is a creeping, mat-forming sub shrub, 5-10cm tall, with small dark green leaves, up to 8mm long and 4mm wide, usually fringed with minute hairs. The pale to deep purple flowers are produced in summer. A common name is mother of thyme. This thyme has a strong scent similar to Oregano. It can be used in cuisine.

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Seed packet, 20g seeds, 100g seeds, 1 x plug, 1 x 9cm pot

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Loves a rockery position. Preferring sun and well-drained soil.


Loved by bees.

Flowering season

June – August

Flowering colour


Eventual height


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