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Thymus doerfleri ‘Bressingham’
Thymus doerfleri ‘Bressingham’
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Thymus doerfleri ‘Bressingham’

Bressingham Thyme

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.515.020

A creeping Thyme selection from England, this forms a low evergreen carpet of grey-green leaves, studded with dusty-pink flowers in early summer. Like all Thymes, this does best in hot, sunny sites with excellent drainage. Tolerates summer drought once established. Can be used in between stepping stones and will tolerate light traffic. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Thymus doerfleri ‘Bressingham’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   4-8 cm
   2-3 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate