Large thyme (Thymus pulegioides)
Large thyme (Thymus pulegioides) is an herb that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Large thyme (Thymus pulegioides).
This plant has several common names including: large thyme, broad-leaved thyme or greater wild thyme.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: large thyme, broad-leaved thyme, greater wild thyme
Scientific name: Thymus pulegioides
Plant type: Herbs, Shrubs
Habit: Mat forming
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: Drought resistant, Plants for pollinators
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Large thyme (Thymus pulegioides), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Large thyme (Thymus pulegioides) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Thymus pulegioides likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Large thyme (Thymus pulegioides) should be grown in full sun places.