Plant Number: 1.515.300   

Creeping Thyme
Thymus Highland Cream


(aka ‘Hartington Silver') This is a wonderful selection of Creeping Thyme from England. It forms a fragrant ground-hugging carpet of tiny green leaves, brightly splashed with creamy white. Clusters of soft lavender-pink flowers appear in early summer. Excellent in the rock garden or as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute. Can be used in between flagstones and will tolerate moderate foot traffic. Easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Evergreen.

Zone 4 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Light 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

   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches