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Thymus serpyllum
Thymus serpyllum
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Thymus serpyllum


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.515.100

There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with edible leaves and some degree of fragrance and flavor. This is a vigorous mat-forming species, with dark green leaves and clusters of bright rose-purple flowers. One of the best for large groundcover plantings. Also nice in the rock garden, or used in mixed containers and tubs. May be mown in early spring. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Drought tolerant, once established. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen.

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Thymus serpyllum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate