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Thymus serpyllum

Also called Wild Thyme


Thymus serpyllum - Mother of Thyme

Thymus serpyllum - Mother of Thyme

More About Thymus serpyllum

  • Taller than some other cultivars
  • Fast-spreading, aromatic, evergreen ground cover
  • Tiny, purple to deep pink flowers mass over dark green foliage
  • Strong grower that trails over rock walls or pavers
  • Foliage turns purple during the cooler seasons
  • Handles some foot traffic
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to midsummer

Zone:

4

Height:

15-25 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)

Mother-of-Thyme Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in an average to dry, well-drained, calcareous (containing calcium carbonate) soil, in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils with low fertility. 

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Thymus serpyllum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Edible
Edible
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)
Herbal garden

 Suitable Substitutions for Thymus serpyllum

Acinos alpinus

Acinos alpinus

Alpine Rock Thyme