General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: Less than 1 inch.
Plant Spread: To more than 12 inches.
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Thyme
Also sold as:
  • Thymus praecox 'Minus'

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Location: At home
Date: 2022-06-19
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2011-07-24
Excellent choice for between stepping stones.
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2013-07-23
  • Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Jan 26, 2014 1:01 PM concerning plant:
    An excellent choice for filling gaps between stepping stones.
    Like most thyme species and cultivars, it is too vigorous for all but the largest rock gardens.

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