Breckland thyme - 200 seeds

Breckland thyme - 200 seeds

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 Thymus serpyllum - Breckland thyme is a dwarf shrub that has a strong fragrance and forms mat-like stands, and the base of its stems gets woody as it ages. Its habitat is limited to countries around the Baltic Sea, although it has made extensive inroads into continental Russia. Breckland thyme is the northernmost species in its large genus. It is a very important source of nutrition for large blue and eastern baton blue butterfly caterpillars because they only lay their eggs in Breckland thyme flowers and they only eat thyme. Honeybees like the nectar, making it a good honey plant.

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Growing creeping thyme is a simple process due to its compatibility in a variety of soils and light exposures. Although this ground cover prefers well-drained lightly textured soils, it will grow quite well in less than desirable medium and thrive from sun to light shade environments. Soil should be kept moist but not wet, as the growing creeping thyme plant is susceptible to root drowning and edema. The soil pH for growing creeping thyme plants should be neutral to slightly alkaline. Creeping thyme ground cover can be propagated via stem cuttings or divisions and, of course, can be purchased from the local nursery as either established plantings or seeds. Cuttings from the creeping thyme plant should be taken in the early summer. Start seeds when growing creeping thyme indoors or they may be sown in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Plant creeping thyme 8 to 12 inches apart to allow for its spreading habitat. Prune creeping thyme ground cover in the spring to maintain a compact appearance and again after the small white flowers are spent if additional shaping is preferred.