Plants ordered today will be shipped in the Spring 2023.

Thyme, Creeping (Thymus serphyllum) plant, organic

$8.50

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Zones 5 to 9

Creeping groundcover native to temperate Europe.  Flowers pink-purple to 3 inches.  Generally more popular for filling the cracks in sidewalks than in eggs, the plant does have a certain presence, and a bit of a spiciness, especially if carefully dried and the dried leaves removed from the stem. The plant is preferred for decking out classic settings such as sundials and decorative fountains.  The thyme will spread over flagstone, cover the cracks and become drought-tolerant as it matures and sends down its roots.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Kelly

    Hi, we have a sloped area that is about 10‘ x 20‘ that I no longer want to mow! I’m wanting to plant something there that would be low maintenance. Does this creeping thyme spread invasive Lee? And how long do you think it would take for it to cover that area or how many plants would you recommend we start with for planting in a space that size?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kelly,
      Thanks for contacting, and thanks for the picture. that is a classic spot for something a bit larger and whowier than thyme–you could do creeping rosemary (6 plants of it) atop that wall and it would be wow-some. You’d need about 80 creeping thyme to do the trick, and it is true, it would tend to cover and be low maintenance. Check your zone designation and then check this blog on herbal groundcovers https://blog.strictlymedicinalseeds.com/where-and-how-to-grow-an-herbal-groundcover/
      Richo

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