Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



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photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (21319)

Plant details

This charming thyme is as pretty as it is useful in the kitchen. It has silver-margined, aromatic leaves, which are complemented by pinky-purple flowers in late spring and early summer. To keep the plant compact, trim it back after flowering.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Thymus

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Silver Posie

Plant type: Herb

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 40cm

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