Creeping Thyme Thymus Serpyllum is a robust, hardy perennial subshrub native to Europe and North Africa. Creeping Thyme seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or directly outdoors in spring. Also commonly called Wild Thyme or Mother-of-Thyme, this outstanding herbaceous plant is a creeping, woody based perennial which is primarily used as a ground cover. Creeping Thyme produces numerous, thin, somewhat woody stems that form a flat 6-8 inches tall mat of attractive foliage with tiny rounded, glossy blue-green leaves that are covered by clusters of tiny, tubular, deep-pink, lemon-scented flowers. Creeping Thyme blooms all summer attracting bees and butterflies, and its evergreen foliage is attractive even when not in bloom.
Creeping Thyme is a super-vigorous, lemon-scented, brightly-flowered variety of thyme that spreads in the sunny garden, giving months of deep-pink blooms and heavenly fragrance. Creeping Thyme is perfect for rock gardens, walls, bare spots in sunny beds and borders, and just about any area in a garden where some quick, permanent coverage is needed. Easily grown from Thymus Serpyllum seeds, Creeping Thyme is a long-lived perennial that can be grown as a lawn substitute in small areas, or as a trouble-free ground cover that tolerates light foot traffic and adapts to a wide range of growing conditions. Creeping Thyme is one of the favorite ground covers to grow between stepping stones or along walkways and near patios.