Thymus longiflorus / Long Flower Thyme / Seeds

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Thymus longiflorus / Long Flower Thyme / Seeds

A fragrant form of Thyme from the mountainous areas of Andalusia in Spain.  These are good garden plants with very showy purple/pink flowers all summer from June to September, giving rise to the name Long Flower Thyme.  Plants have fine green/grey leaves and grow to a height of 20-30cm.  They look great in dry or Mediterranean gardens, herb gardens, as edging and in pots.  They attract pollinators. A good culinary herb too.

Long Flower Thyme grows best in a sunny spot and sandy or gravelled very well drained soil.  Plants are hardy but need good drainage to survive a UK winter.


Pack of approx 100 small seeds.  Sow in spring or autumn, with autumn sowings needing protection in a greenhouse over winter.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packed.


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Hardiness Hardy evergreen herb / sub-shrub
Flowers June to September
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 10 - 80cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained soils

Sow in spring or autumn on the top of moist seed compost and do not cover with compost, as light is needed for germination.  Cover with a clear plastic bag or lid (and remove after germination).  Keep at 15-20C and germination takes 2-4 weeks. Pot on and grow until ready to plant out into the garden after the last frost in a sunny spot.  Protect autumn seedlings in a greenhouse or cold frame over winter.

Grow Plants need little attention once established.   They can be trimmed back after flowering to keep tidy.  Plants are easy to propagate they can be divided in spring and semi-hardwood cuttings take well in summer.