Thymus serpyllum

Mother of Thyme, Wild Thyme, Creeping Thyme

No spice rack would be complete without culinary Thyme for use in meat, poultry and fish dishes. Use aromatic ornamental varieties as ground covers and in edging. Their blooms are not showy, but attract bees and butterflies. Plants withstand some neglect, but water in hottest parts of summer. Shear unattractive foliage and spent flowers. Culinary types are sold in the herb sections of nurseries. Ornamental types are available in cell packs or larger containers throughout the growing season.
Thymus serpyllum, Mother of Thyme, Wild Thyme, Creeping Thyme
Small, upright branches with minute, aromatic green leaves form mats 2 to 6 inches tall. Purple or white flower clusters bloom in summer.

Attributes - Thymus serpyllum

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Purple, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 in. to 3 in.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

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Thymus, Thymus pseudolanuginosus, Thymus vulgaris
 
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