Creeping Thyme Seeds - Mother
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
Latin Name: Thymus Serpyllum
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, drought tolerant 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 where water conservation is desired.
Highly fragrant flowers
Mother of Thyme flowers have a pleasant, strong aroma and flavorful, edible leaves, although they are not normally used in cooking.
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How to grow
How To Grow Creeping 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 drought resistant 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.
- Sowing Rate: 5,000 seeds covers approximately 100 square feet
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: Do not cover seed, but press into the soil
Ground Cover Specifications
Mother of Thyme 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.
- Height: 4 inches
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Drought Tolerant: Yes