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Name: Tom Cagle
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Coppice
Mar 19, 2018 10:19 AM CST
There was a nineteenth century plant, that was fashionable to plant in-between pavers. It was low growing and would bloom in three or four colors. It could take being trod on. Does this ring a bell with any one?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 19, 2018 10:33 AM CST
Maybe Creeping Thyme?
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Mar 19, 2018 10:41 AM CST
I seem to remember creeping thyme being mentioned on numerous house tours spent over many summers visiting all over New England.
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kniphofia
Mar 19, 2018 10:42 AM CST
Portaluca?
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Danita
Mar 19, 2018 1:43 PM CST
The "blooms in three or four colors" comment makes me wonder if it could be
Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 19, 2018 1:53 PM CST
Remember, this is supposed to be a low growing plant between stepping stones that can be 'trod' upon.

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