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Thymus ‘Silver Posie’ (Common Thyme)

Thyme 'Silver Posie', Garden Thyme 'Silver Posie', Pot-Herb Thyme 'Silver Posie', English Thyme 'Silver Posie', Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

Thymus 'Silver Posie', Thyme 'Silver Posie', Garden Thyme 'Silver Posie', Pot-Herb Thyme 'Silver Posie', English Thyme 'Silver Posie', Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'
Thymus 'Silver Posie', Thyme 'Silver Posie', Garden Thyme 'Silver Posie', Pot-Herb Thyme 'Silver Posie', English Thyme 'Silver Posie', Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

Both useful and ornamental, Thymus ‘Silver Posie’ (Common Thyme) is a bushy dwarf evergreen shrub with a wonderful foliage of white-margined, aromatic, gray-green leaves with a hint of pink on the tips. In late spring to early summer, the plant is smothered in clusters of small, tubular, bright purple to white flowers that are attractive to bees and butterflies. Excellent culinary herb used to flavor chicken, fish, pork, vegetable dishes or stuffing. Can also be used as a ground cover in rock gardens or border fronts or for edging paths and borders.

  • Grows up to 9-12 in. tall (22-30 cm) and 15-18 in. wide (37-45 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in average to, medium to dry, alkaline to neutral, well-drained soils. Thrives in loose, sandy or rocky soils with excellent drainage. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Excellent choice for beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Deer resistant
  • After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.
  • Propagate division or plant rooted basal stem cuttings in spring

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Thymus
Common names Thyme
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" - 18"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Thymus Coccineus Group (Red Creeping Thyme)
Thymus serpyllum ‘Magic Carpet’ (Creeping Thyme)
Thymus pulegioides ‘Aureus’ (Golden Large Thyme)
Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ (Lemon Thyme)
Thymus ‘Silver Queen’ (Lemon Thyme)
Thymus vulgaris (Common Thyme)

Recommended Companion Plants

Agapanthus africanus (African Lily)
Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender Cotton)
Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’ (Purple Sage)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ (Lavender)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Thymus
Common names Thyme
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" - 18"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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