Division in spring or autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring. Cuttings of young shoots, 5 - 8cm with a heel, May/June in a frame. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame.Layering.
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Hardy to about -15°c. Closely related to T. serpyllum, this plant is the true native wild thyme in Britain. It is a very polymorphic plant, there are a number of named forms. This is a very difficult genus taxonomically, the species hybridize freely with each other and often intergrade into each other. A good companion for most other plants, it makes a very good carpeting plant for the rockery or between paving stones.The flowers are rich in nectar and are very attractive to honey bees.
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