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Thymus praecox 'Elfin'

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More About Thymus praecox 'Elfin'

  • AKA Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'
  • Slow, mat-forming, evergreen cultivar for small spaces
  • Plant between paving stones or crevices
  • Compact growth of gray-green, tiny, hairy leaves
  • Pink flowers and not as floriferous as other cultivars
  • Handles some foot traffic
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Zone:

3

Height:

2-5 cm

Spread:

15-20 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Thyme Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a well-drained, average to dry soil, in full sun. Winter wetness may cause root rot and this is often confused with its hardiness. Drought tolerant once established. Low maintenance perennial that requires no pruning throughout the year.


Thymus praecox 'Elfin' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading
Compact

Foliage Color

Green
Gray

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)