creeping thyme

Planting Tips

Spacing: 10-12″
Height: 1-2″
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Blooming season: Early spring
Plant habit: Groundcover
Uses: Beds and borders, container, groundcovers, naturalizing, waterside
Characteristics: Attracts butterflies; fragrant foliage

Thymus praecox A ground-hugging, low-growing thyme with dense, tight-fitting foliage; flowers occur in summer. Makes a good filler in pathways and between stepping stones; tolerates light traffic; needs excellent drainage and will tolerate dry conditions far better than wet feet; foliage often fragrant when scuffed by foot traffic.