Creeping Thyme Seeds - Thymus Serpyllum Ground Cover Seed

Creeping Thyme Seeds - Wild

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Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 8 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Growth Rate: Moderate

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Foot Traffic: Light

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: Plant creeping thyme seed at 1/8 lb per 5,000 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme Seed

Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) - Would you like a perennial ground cover plant that is an evergreen and very little maintenance? Look no further than Thymus Serpyllum seeds to grow a wonderfully hardy ground cover directly in the garden or border! Just 8 inches tall, Creeping Thyme ground cover plants are completely covered in 1/4 inch bells of carmine-pink for months on end. Butterflies love it and so will you! It is lemon-scented, with fine dark green foliage and slightly hairy leaves. Creeping Thyme will spread to 18 inches in width in no time at all.

Creeping Thyme does well in sunny beds, borders, rock gardens, and spilling over rock walls. Once it is established from ground cover seeds it is fairly drought tolerant. Creeping Thyme plants are tough enough to handle some light foot traffic, and both rabbits and deer do not bother it. Creeping Thyme self-sows readily, dropping it seeds after flowering season is over. This keeps a robust stand of Creeping Thyme ground cover thriving. In the fall, it can be sheared back to tidy it up.

Plant Creeping Thyme seeds directly outdoors after frost danger has passed. Prepare a seed bed, loosening the soil and weeding it. Scatter the Creeping Thyme ground cover seeds and press the seeds 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 seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant the young seedling into the garden 6 - 12 inches apart.

Approximately 2,700,000 seeds per pound.