Plant type

Evergreen subshrub

Height & spread

5-30cm x 20-60cm (depending on species)

Wildlife benefit

Bee, bumblebee and butterfly nectar plant

  • With much to recommend it, thymes are an essential plant for a gravel garden or paved area with planting pockets. Many have a creeping or mound-forming habit.
  • Particularly suited to alkaline soils. Must have full sun.
  • Use also as a culinary herb.
  • Usually summer flowering with clusters of pink, purple or off-white flowers.
  • An excellent bee and bumblebee plant.
  • Very attractive to butterflies.