Thyme, 'Highland Cream'
AKA 'Hartington Silver'
Thymus serpyllum 'Highland Cream'
There are many varieties of Thyme (well over 100),
but they all have in common that they are perennial evergreens
and mostly fairly hardy.
They like well drained, rather poor soils
and are almost drought tolerant.
They like to bake in full sun, and should be regularly
trimmed back to keep a good shape (unless of a creeping habit).
This creeping variety is a gold and green,
narrow leaved and fragrant type,
that forms 'mats' of foliage some 2 inches (5cm) tall
and 10 - 12 inches (25cm) across.
In late spring to mid summer they are smothered in pale pink flowers.
Suitable for edges, borders, banks and rockeries.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item.
Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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