Elfin Thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin') in the Thymes Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: to 12 inches
Plant Spread: to 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Turns burgundy color in winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Mauve
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Plant Events from our members
GoCart On March 17, 2018 Transplanted
split/moved
GoCart On July 15, 2017 Transplanted
vendor pot to ground
aspenhill On May 15, 2017 Obtained plant
Meadows Farms - qty 18
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Looking for a suggestion on ground cover by Pem1137 Sep 20, 2017 7:00 PM 4
Evolution of Little Rock by kylaluaz May 21, 2015 5:21 PM 27
Creeping Thyme vs Lawn by Sunlover Mar 7, 2018 9:16 AM 9
Is this a Columbine? by RickCorey May 14, 2013 4:37 PM 20
Winter losses by kqcrna Apr 4, 2012 10:23 AM 15
My 2 starter fairy gardens by flowersrjen Aug 11, 2011 11:05 PM 14

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