The aromatic leaves are dried and used in pot-pourri and herbal pillows.The plant makes an attractive ground cover for a sunny position. They are best spaced about 30cm apart each way.
The leaves contain an antioxidant and regular use of the raw leaves has been shown to increase average life expectancy by about 10%.The essential oil obtained from this plant is thought to be less irritant than other thyme oils and so it is used in aromatherapy to treat asthma and other respiratory complaints, especially in children.
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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Plants are hardy to about -15°c. This is a very difficult genus taxonomically, the species hybridize freely with each other and often intergrade into each other. Often cultivated in the herb garden for its leaves, there are some named varieties.The flowers are rich in nectar and are very attractive to honey bees. A good companion for most plants.
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