- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Height: 2 inches
- Width: 12 - 18 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall
- Bloom Color: Carmine-pink
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Environment: Full sun
- Foot Traffic: Moderate
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the earth
- Sowing Rate: 500 seeds covers 10 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Creeping Thyme
Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum Magic Carpet) - The perfect ground cover plant that is versatile and hardy! Grow Magic Carpet seeds to create a spreading, flowering ground cover that blooms all summer long! This low-growing plant, only 2 - 4 inches tall, is perfect for edging the flower border, rock gardens, or along walkways. It has clusters of tiny pink blooms that are lemon-scented and attracts butterflies.
Magic Carpet creates a wonderful attraction wherever it is grown. Creeping Thyme ground cover seeds establish easily, and the plant grows quickly to help fill up empty space in the borders and garden. Because it's a long-lived perennial, hardy just about everywhere in the United States, you can expect years of beauty from this trouble-free ground cover plant!
Directly sow Creeping Thyme Magic Carpet ground cover seeds outdoors after frost danger has passed. Prepare a seed bed, loosening the soil and weeding it. Scatter the Magic Carpet seeds and press them firmly into the soil. Keep the seeds consistently moist. If you want to get a jump start on the Creeping Thyme ground cover plants, sow the ground cover seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant the young seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.