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Moonlight Thyme Thymus leucotrichus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
THY-mus loo-koh-TRIH-kus
Description

Moonlight Thyme forms an evergreen low-growing clump that is used both ornamentally and for culinary purposes. The tiny gray-green leaves have a sharp and spicy aroma and flavor. In summer clusters of soft pink flowers appear. It is very drought tolerant once established and grows to 6-12 inches tall and wide.

Use this plant in well-drained sandy or rocky soils in rock gardens, containers, and edible gardens in sun to partial shade.

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thymus
    Species:
    leucotrichus
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Clusters of small pink flowers in summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Aromatic.Tiny gray-green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Rabbits