Monday, May 28, 2012

Woolly Thyme, Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Woolly Thyme ,Thymus pseudolanuginosus
I love the ground cover thymes but they just do not like a mild coastal climate where summer days can be humid. Large sections of this plant turned black during February and March but with a cut back it came back to life and now in the early morning, the dew collects on the leaves and it sparkles a frosty white. This is a pot grown specimen as it really needs a rock garden situation or stony gravelly soil to do well. Pink flowers are supposed to cover the plant over summer which makes it very attractive to bees, however I don't think the winter here is cold enough to trigger bud formation. Maybe it needs a cover of snow to do well.
 2017 update: I no longer grow this thyme.

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