- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Height: 4 inches
- Width: 12 - 18 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall
- Bloom Color: Lavender
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 5000 seeds covers approximately 100 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 Mother of Thyme) - Edge the borders of your herb, flower or vegetable garden with Mother of Thyme seed. It is low-growing and spreading, with spikes of lavender bloom clusters. Mother of Thyme blooms all summer long, and the foliage is an evergreen in most locations. Easy-to-grow from Creeping Thyme seeds, this creeping plant is also used between paving-stones or bricks in walk ways. It has a highly fragrant scent that rises up to greet you as you walk along a pathway of Mother of Thyme. It is a hardy perennial, handling summer heat and winter cold. Once it is established is can withstand periods of drought although moderate watering helps it perform its best. Butterflies and bees devour the Mother of Thyme herb blooms yet deer and rabbits seem to leave it alone.
How To Grow Mother Of Thyme From Seed: Directly sow Creeping Thyme seeds outdoors after frost danger has passed. Prepare a seed bed, loosening the soil and weeding it. Scatter the Thyme seeds and press the seeds firmly into the soil. Keep the ground cover seeds consistently moist. If you want to get a jump start on the ground cover plants, sow the herb 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.