1000 CREEPING THYME Seeds Thymus Serpyllum Ground Cover

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Creeping Thyme is a fragrant, spreading perennial that is native to northwest Europe. Plants form dense mats that create an excellent ground-cover. Creeping Thyme grows four to six inches tall, and the lavender flowers appear just above the foliage. As with many species in the mint family, the flowers of Creeping Thyme attract many bees.


    Name: Creeping Thyme
    Scientific Name: Thymus Serpyllum
    Other Common Names: Breckland thyme, Breckland wild thyme, wild thyme, creeping thyme, or elfin thyme
    Color: Purple
    Hardiness Zones: 3-9
    Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
    Plant Height: 4"-6"
    Plant Spacing: 9 - 15"
    Cycle: Perennial
    Bloom Season - Summer
    Light Requirements:  Full Sun, Partial Shade
    Soil & Water Preferences:  Average
    Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow creeping thyme seeds in early spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 3-4 weeks. This plant can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: 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.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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