Thymus Hartington Silver


A superb foliage plant, neat creeping mats of nicely coloured foliage which it keeps all year. In summer it is studded, or sometimes smothered, in little heads of mauve-pink flowers. The strong variegation means it is much slower than most thymes making it ideal for planting in a container. Only 5cm high.



Plant in dry wel drained soil. Full Sun. Plants should be lightly pruned in early spring.


General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring