Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus
Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus
Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus
Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus

Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus

Mother of Thyme

Lamiaceae

Height

5 cm

Flower colour

reddish purple

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty, sandy

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Iceland, W-Europe

Thymus is a genus in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to temperate regions in Europe, Asia and N-Africa. They are aromatic, evergreen herbs or sub-shrubs, some are grown as culinary herbs. One is native to Iceland.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in February - March.

Seed lightly covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.

Ground cover with fragrant foliage and flowers that can be used in tea or as a herb. Native species, common in all regions.

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