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Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

Common Name:
Variegated Common Thyme
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ground Cover
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Garden Height:
6-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
9-15 Inches
  • Varigated foliage looks great in containers
  • Lavender-pink flower clusters in summer add even more color
  • More bushy & upright than the creeping thymes

'Silver Posie' is an upright Thyme that can be used for both ornamental and culinary uses. The beautiful gray-green foliage is edged in white, which takes on a burgundy hue in cooler temperatures.

Uses: Banks, Beds, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Pathways, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Fragrant
Growth Habit: Spreading, Mat-Forming

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in neutral to alkaline, well-drained soil. Tolerates shallow, rocky soils & poor fertility. Avoid poorly-drained soils; prefers to dry out between waterings. Divide in spring, if desired. Shear low in spring; shear lightly after flowering; trim back as needed to keep tidy.

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