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Thymus serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'

Also called Mother of Thyme, Magic Carpet Creeping Thyme


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Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

More About Thymus serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'

  • AKA Thymus praecox 'Magic Carpet'
  • Fast-spreading, aromatic, evergreen ground cover
  • Tiny, pink flowers mass over dark green foliage
  • Strong grower that trails over rock walls or pavers
  • Handles some foot traffic
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to midsummer

Zone:

3

Height:

5-7 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Creeping Thyme Growing and Maintenance Tips

Trim lightly after flowering to maintain a compact habit. Plant in an average to dry, well-drained, calcareous (containing calcium carbonate) soil, in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils with low fertility. 


Thymus serpyllum 'Magic Carpet' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Thymus serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'

Thymus serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum

Mother-of-Thyme