Thymus vulgaris “Winter Thyme” is a low-growing, wiry-stemmed perennial. The stems are stiff and woody and leaves are small, oval, dark grey-green in colour and are very aromatic. Pale mauve-pink flowers bloom at the tips of the stems in summer. Thyme is an attractive edging plant or a spreading plant among and over rocks, growing best in light, well-drained soil. They also make interesting plants for the window sill or in hanging baskets.