|Type:||Hardy evergreen Perennial|
|Approximate height:||Up to 30 - 45 cm|
|Site and soil type:||Well-drained soil in sun|
|When to sow:||Spring, summer or early autumn|
|Where to sow:||Inside, using seed modules or small pots.|
|Packet contents:||Approximately 3000 seeds / 0.43 g|
Common Thyme has tiny leaves and mauve flowers in spring and summer which are very popular with pollinators.
A good plant for culinary use and also has antiseptic properties.
Giving the plant a light trim after it has flowered prevents straggly growth.
Thyme attracts / provides food for the following creatures:
- Bumblebees and honey bees
- Moths including Lace Border moth 🐛, Mint Moth 🐛, Slender Scotch Burnet moth🦋♂, Thrift clearwing moth 🦋
- 🦇 (RHS)
- An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **
All our seed packets include sowing instructions.
Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.
Key to symbols:
🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar
🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly
🦇 (RHS) Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list
** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators
** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.