Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) - 50 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9
Would you like a perennial ground cover plant that is an evergreen and very little maintenance? Look no further than Thymus Serpyllum seeds to grow a wonderfully hardy ground cover directly in the garden or border! Just 4 - 6 inches tall, Creeping Thyme ground cover plants are completely covered in 1/4 inch bells of carmine-pink for months on end. Bees and butterflies love it and so will you! Creeping Thyme will spread to 18 inches in width in no time at all. Grow in well-drained neutal to alkaline soil in full sun. After flowering, cut vigorous thymes back hard to maintain compactness. In an alpine house, use equal parts loam, leaf mould, and grit. Pruning group 10, in spring, for upright, shrubby species.
Direct sow creeping thyme seeds in spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 2-3 weeks. This plant can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost of spring. Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Though they prefer average or slightly moist soil, mature plants tolerate drought and poor soil as well as rocky soil or gravel. This plant will self-seed readily, and attracts butterflies and bees. It makes an excellent ground cover or border plant. Mature plants can be divided.