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Acinos alpinus

Also called Alpine Calamint


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More About Acinos alpinus

  • Pink to purple flowers
  • Low, trailing, dark green foliage
  • Evergreen in mild winters
  • Easy to grow alpine or rock garden plant
  • Drought tolerant, ideal for trough gardens
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer

Zone:

4

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Purple (pale)
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Alpine Rock Thyme Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in full sun, in a gritty, well-drained, average to dry soil. Use in rock gardens, raised beds, or rooftops. 


Acinos alpinus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Acinos alpinus

Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Red Creeping Thyme

Thymus serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum

Mother-of-Thyme