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Thymus serpyllum 'Minor', syn Thymus minimus (Thyme 'Minor') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Thyme 'Minor' (Thymus serpyllum 'Minor',syn Thymus minimus) Herb in 9cm Pot

Thyme is grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant, not only is its foliage is attractive, the flowers are long-lasting and very pretty, and it is drought tolerant - an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen.

Thyme 'Minor' as the name suggests this thyme has a very compact form reaching only a height of 5 cm and with its tiny densely packed green leaves and pink flowers, this tiny mound forming creeping thyme is suitable for planting in the rock garden, herb garden or the front of a border, or perhaps plant between pavers  or at the edge of gravel paths as the aromatic leaves release a lovely scent when trodden on. Thyme 'Minor',  likes a well-drained light soil, and it should not be too rich in nutrients as this will only encourage the plant to grow 'leggy' and lose its compact shape, also ensure that the plant is cut back after flowering again to help maintain shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun.

Herb Usage

Thyme 'Minor' s an excellent herb for brightening up a herb garden as edging or as a feature plant, it is extensively used as a path thyme between flag stones and within turf. It is often found on rockeries as it is more decorative than culinary.

Buy Thyme 'Minor' Online

Our potted Thyme 'Minor' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.





Thymus serpyllum 'Minor', syn Thymus minimus (Thyme 'Minor') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 5cm
Spread Spreading
Latin Name Thymus serpyllum 'Minor'
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by William Hutcheon on 8th Sep 2021

    excellent plant. such small leaves makes it a fascinating little plant

  • 5
    Thymus Minimus

    Posted by Sarah on 13th Jun 2021

    Delighted with these plants. Very prompt despatch and delivery. Good sized plants, carefully packed, arrived in excellent condition. Many thanks

  • 5
    Time Minor

    Posted by ian on 12th May 2021

    Speedy delivery, well packaged, healthy plants. What more could you ask for.

  • 5

    Posted by martin trayhorne on 2nd Aug 2020

    excellent for aromatic ground cover

  • 5

    Posted by Hil on 7th May 2020

    A sturdy little plant well packed and healthy.. plant it anywhere..pots, pathways, rock gardens and walls, tread on it and pick it to use in many dishes..

  • 5
    Pleasing purchase

    Posted by Judy Couchman on 6th May 2020

    Ordered on a Saturday. Arrived 3 days later. Well packed. Lovely plants. Well worth the money. Order over £30 worth and you get free p&p

  • 5
    Thymus serpyllum Minimus

    Posted by Susan Allen on 5th May 2020

    Very pretty variety of thyme.

  • 5
    Great quality plants incredible customer care.

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd May 2017

    Thank you so much for such high quality plants & the great care you went to in dispatch. I highly recommend buying your plants from Hook green herbs. You will be delighted.