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Thymus serpyllum

Common Name(s):
Creeping Thyme, Mother of thyme
Category:
Groundcover
Height:
3 in.
Hardiness:
4 to 9
Foliage:
.2 to .3 in. dark green, slighty hairy leaves; pleasant fragrance of mint when crushed
Flower:
Lilac to purple flowers
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers well-drained light-textured soil with modest fertility
Size:
Height rarely exceeds 3 in.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Low, dense mat; sprawls haphazardly
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 369

Thymus serpyllum Leaves and flowers
Photo by Kingsbrae Gardens, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Thymus serpyllum Growth habit
Photo by Jean-Marie Van der Maren, CC BY-ND-2.0