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Photo: Creeping Thyme ‘Elfin’

General description

There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with some degree of spicy fragrance. This is a very low, bun or tuft-forming variety. Foliage is grey-green, smothered by soft-pink flowers in early summer. A slower growing form, but still excellent as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute or for planting between flagstones and in the rock garden. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen.

  • Flower Colour - Light Pink
  • Blooming Time - Early Summer thru Mid Summer
  • Foliage Color - Grey Green
  • Flower Head Size - Very Small
  • Height - 1-2 cm / 0-1 inches
  • Spread - 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches
  • Foot Traffic - High
  • Growth Rate - Slow

Plant Requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average or Dry

Maintenance

  • Care Level - Easy
  • Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow.

 

Practical Use

  • Accent: Good Texture/Form
  • Alpine & Rock
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Ground Cover 

http://www.perennials.com/plants/thymus-praecox-elfin.html

Properties

Height
1 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy