Thymus serpyllum

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Mother of Thyme

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9

Dark green, shiny, evergreen foliage with really cute lavender-rose flowers in the summer. This low-growing Thyme can take light foot traffic. A delightful groundcover plant for full sun.

Height

1-4 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Must have good drainage to thrive. Pleasing tucked between steppers or cascading over retaining walls.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Rock Cress (Arabis blepharophylla), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis rosea), Cheddar Pinks (Dianthus ), Creeping Baby's Breath (Gypsophila repens), Tall Bearded Iris (Iris ), Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis), English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Stonecrop (Sedum album), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ), Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum braunii)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Containers
Evergreen
Ground Cover
Culinary
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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