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Creeping Thyme

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Creeping Thyme

(Thymus pulegioides)
Related to Mother of Thyme, this easy to grow, cultivated strain of wild French thyme forms a 3 to 5 inch tall car...
(Thymus pulegioides)
Related to Mother of Thyme, this easy to grow, cultivated strain of wild French thyme forms a 3 to 5 inch tall carpet of shiny little dark green, rounded leaves. When crushed, the pretty leaves release a light aromatic thyme perfume with just a hint of citrus. These low growing, perennial herb plants fill in over time to make a scented herbal carpet. Use as a verdant ground cover, between stepping stones or rock crevices, and to edge garden beds.
Seed Count: Approx. 1000 / Weight: 0.15 gms
$ 2.79

PERENNIAL

Spring/summer/fall harvest
Frost hardy


BEST TO START INDOORS

Sow in early spring in a container of seed starting mix. Cover seeds very lightly and keep evenly moist but not soggy until seedlings emerge in 14 to 21 days. Provide a good light source until ready to plant outside.


TO PLANT IN THE GARDEN

Sow creeping thyme in a finely textured seedbed in full sun after soil has warmed up in spring. Good drainage is essential. Sow very thinly, cover seeds lightly and carefully keep the seed bed evenly moist and well weeded as young seedlings are slow growing at first. Transplant when 2 to 3 inches tall after acclimating to outdoor conditions.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space clusters of 3-4 seedlings 8 inches apart when large enough to handle so plants have room to grow and thrive.

 

GROWING NOTES

Given good drainage and a sunny location, easy-growing creeping thyme plants are reliable and productive garden perennials. Be sure to thin or transplant seedlings to proper spacing and keep weed free; plants will fill out and spread once well established. Little lavender-rose flowers bloom atop the shiny dense leaves at midsummer.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – June
Full sun
Barely cover
Very thinly
14 – 21 days
3 – 5 inches

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – June
Full sun
Barely cover
Very thinly
14 – 21 days
3 – 5 inches

Plant In

Feb. – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Barely cover

Space Seeds

Very thinly

Days To Germinate

14 – 21 days

Mature Height

3 – 5 inches

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