PlantsThymes→Thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Minor')

Also sold as:
Thymus praecox 'Minus'

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

Excellent choice for between stepping stones.

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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-07-24Excellent choice for between stepping stones.
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Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Jan 26, 2014 1:01 PM

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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