Plant Number: 1.515.290   

Mediterranean Creeping Thyme
Thymus longicaulis


There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with edible leaves and some degree of fragrance and flavour. This is a low mat-forming species, with dark green needle-like leaves and clusters of bright-pink flowers during summer. A good choice for hot and sunny sites. Drought tolerant once established. Evergreen.

Zone 6 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches