Plant Number: 1.515.140  
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Creeping Thyme
Thymus praecox ‘Elfin’

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There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with some degree of spicy fragrance. This is a very low, bun or tuft-forming variety. Foliage is grey-green, smothered by soft-pink flowers in early summer. A slower growing form, but still excellent as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute or for planting between flagstones and in the rock garden. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen.


Zone 2 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  High

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches



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