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Thymus serpyllum 'Snowdrift'
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creeping thyme 'Snowdrift'

'Snowdrift' is an evergreen, mat-forming sub-shrub. Finely-hairy, trailing stems bear linear to elliptic to oval mid-green leaves. Whorls of two-lipped white flowers are borne in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Thymus are evergreen woody-based perennials, shrub or sub-shrubs with small aromatic leaves and terminal whorls of small, 2-lipped, tubular, purple, pink or white flowers in late spring or summer

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most well-drained alkaline to neutral soils in full sun. Suitable for rock garden or paving crevices, where they release their fragrance when trodden on. Attractive to bees

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings or softwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Trim after flowering to retain compactness

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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