THYMUS praecox

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THYMUS praecox

Creeping Thyme, Early Thyme
Select Item No. TA128

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Southern, Western and Central Europe: scree, rocky areas.
Special Features: Creeping, low cushion to mat-forming thyme with lilac pink to dark purple flowers, with strong, purple bracts. Small, slightly tubular, terminal flowers. Ideal for rock garden, dry stone walls and troughs. Aromatic scent. Easy to cultivate. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ water-wise design. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings. Prefers lime.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / cushion-forming / mat-forming / low-growing / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.12121 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
8250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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