Creeping Thyme Dwarf Thymus Serpyllum is a compact growing hardy perennial subshrub native to Europe and North Africa. Creeping Thyme Dwarf seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or directly outdoors in spring. This dwarf variety of Thymus Serpyllum produces numerous, thin, somewhat woody stems that form a flat 4-6 inches tall mat of attractive foliage with tiny rounded, glossy blue-green leaves that are covered by clusters of tiny, tubular, deep-pink, lemon-scented flowers. Dwarf Creeping Thyme features attractive evergreen foliage and blooms all summer long attracting honey bees and butterflies.
Dwarf Creeping Thyme is a super-vigorous, lemon-scented, brightly-flowered variety of thyme that spreads in the sunny garden, giving months of deep-pink blooms and heavenly fragrance. The dwarf variety of Creeping Thyme is perfect for planting between stepping stones, along walkways, in rock gardens, walls, bare spots in sunny beds and borders, and just about any area in a garden where some quick, permanent coverage is needed. Easily grown from Thymus Serpyllum seeds, Dwarf Creeping Thyme is a long-lived perennial that can be grown as a lawn substitute in small areas, or as a trouble-free ground cover that tolerates light foot traffic and adapts to a wide range of growing conditions including light shade and drought.
Height: 4-6 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 4-10
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days