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Broad leaf thyme

Thymus pulegioides

Broad leaf thyme is a plant which belongs to the Thymus genus. A type of herb, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Broad leaf thyme is known for growing to a height of approximately 7.8 inches (that's 20.0 cm in metric) with a forb habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring, followed by first harvests in mid summer.

As Broad leaf thyme is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

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How to grow Broad leaf thyme

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Remember to apply water fairly sparingly to Broad leaf thyme. Use Zone 4 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.6 and 8.5 as Broad leaf thyme is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Broad leaf thyme is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Broad leaf thyme to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Broad leaf thyme from seed

Sow on the surface, pressing down lightly, but not enough to cover seed with any soil. Can be sown in a coldframe in summer, in a greenhouse in autumn, or starting indoors before the last frost.

Transplanting Broad leaf thyme

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Broad leaf thyme is a hardy plant.

Common Broad leaf thyme problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Broad leaf thyme plants:

Other names for Broad leaf thyme

Mother of thyme, Large thyme, Wild thyme, Oregano-thyme

Thymus pulegioides L.

Misspellings: Broad-leaf Thyme, Broadleaf Thyme

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How long does Broad leaf thyme take to grow?

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