Thymus serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum

Planted on edge of long dry bed 2008

Creeping Thyme, Mother of Thyme, Wild Thyme

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Thymus (TY-muss)
Species: serpyllum (ser-PIE-lum)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

About the Author

David

Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'