From among the thyme family, I choose Thymus pulegioides 'Bertram Anderson' for:
- Its incredible golden-yellow winter and spring foliage and its scent of lemon.
- Its cushion habit which is neat all year round. It likes a trim after flowering.
- Its June-July purple-pink flowers which provide nourishment for lots of insects, from bees to butterflies.
For landscaping we combine it with other dry rockery plants. With other thymes to create mosaics. With sedums, lavenders, under Perovskia in dry gardens with no watering.
Grow in the sun in ordinary soil, which can be poor and dry. Height: 25 cm.
Synonym: Thymus 'Bertram Anderson', Thymus pulegioides 'Bertram Anderson'
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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