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Thyme, Garden – Common Compact (Thymus compactus)



Attracts Bees and Butterflies


Ideal Pot Plant

Height: 5 inches
Aspect: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained
Uses: Culinary
Care: Trim back immediately after flowering
Usually available: All year but usually March to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 2 - see 'Description' tab below

Thyme, Garden – Common Compact (Thymus compactus)

(2 customer reviews)

Thyme, Garden – Common Compact – Thymus compactus

Thyme, Garden – Common Compact – Thymus compactus has all the flavour (if not more) of common thyme but with a much smaller and neater growth habit.

The bees and pollinators love the pretty pink flowers in summer.

Plant in full sun, in well drained soil. This variety is ideal for use as low edging in the herb garden. The compact habit makes this variety perfect for containers too.

A popular herb in the kitchen it adds great flavour for so many dishes. A medicinal herb too, it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.



Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 2 – Will survive an average British winter providing it is planted in well draining soil.

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).


Additional information

Weight.5 kg


Life Cycle



Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Garnish, Omelettes, Pork, Poultry, Red Meat & Game, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Vegetables


Savory Spiced

Herb Group

Thyme (Upright)



Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant

Width / Spread

Under 1 foot

2 reviews for Thyme, Garden – Common Compact (Thymus compactus)

  1. sorrendipity (verified owner)

    A gorgeous plant – arrived happy, healthy and undamaged, and is exactly as described 🙂

  2. kateroseob (verified owner)

    I ordered the 1.5 litre size, very pleased with the size of this plant, perfect for my small pot garden and large enough to pinch a few leaves to test! Wonderful fragrance, a very high quality plant. It arrived in perfect condition, delivery was faster than expected and well packed so the plant wasn’t damaged. Would highly recommend!

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