Thymus pulegioides - Large Thyme


Minimum Quantity: 1g

Maximum Quantity: 1g

Seeds per gram: 2000


  • £ / 1g : £5.00
  • £ / 10g : £47.50
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Similar to common thyme but normally with a longer flowering head, more aromatic and without non-flowering, creeping stems. It also tends to flower later but its most diagnostic feature is its stem which is more sharply angled and hairier than other species.

Habitat Information

Large thyme is only found in the southern half of Britain, is more restricted to calcareous soils than common thyme, and is rarely found on sandy or gravely soils. It prefers short, open swards but can tolerate coarser, more competitive grasses than its cousin. Pollinated by numerous species of insect and is particularly attractive to bees.

Growing Information

Large thyme is easy to grow from seed. Sow in early spring in pots or trays. Prick out seedlings into a well drained gritty potting compost and finally plant out in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Both young and mature plants are fairly drought tolerant & dislike too much water.

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