Thyme is steeped in history, a resilient herb boasting a plethora of applications. This cultivar is excellent set in rock gardens or planted between stepping stones. It is attractive to beneficial insects and a “must have” for any herb garden.
Leaves and sprigs can be harvested at any time during spring and summer. Allow tender stems on the thyme plant to harden off before winter for less die-back on the plant over the cold months.
During spring or autumn, sow into trays or directly into the garden when temperatures are around 13°C. Germination is fairly slow, 14 days to a month. Seedlings should be planted up to grow on and then acclimated slowly to outdoor conditions.
Split plants during the Spring months. Ensure each division has roots attached to it.
Attracts useful insects
Particularly enjoyed by bees and butterflies.
Fairs well in hot and dry conditions.
A great herb for containers. Plant thyme with rosemary, as it also has similar watering needs.
Snowdrift is a cultivar of wild thyme common throughout Europe’s central and southern heaths and dry grasslands. The species extends into northwest Africa, temperate regions of West Asia and Britain, albeit very rare in the latter.
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
The flowering stem contains thymol, a strong antiseptic. Used in bath preparations, deodorants and ointments treating wounds.
Suitable for rock garden or paving crevices, where they release their fragrance when trodden on.
Generally healthy but frequent and excessive watering deprives roots of oxygen, leading to root and stem rot. In humid environments, established plants must be pruned back and thinned to reducing the incidence of diseases like powdery mildew.