26. CREEPING THYYME

Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) - Would you like a perennial ground cover plant that is an evergreen and very little maintenance? Look no further than Thymus Serpyllum seeds to grow a wonderfully hardy ground cover directly in the garden or border!

Creeping Thyme ground cover plants are completely covered in 1/4-inch bells of carmine-pink for months on end. Bees and butterflies love it and so will you! Creeping Thyme will spread to 18 inches in width in no time at all. Grow in well-drained neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. After flowering, cut vigorous thymes back hard to maintain compactness.

Creeping Thyme does well in sunny beds, borders, rock gardens, and spilling over rock walls. It is lemon-scented, with fine dark green foliage and slightly hairy leaves.

Creeping thyme adds appeal to your landscape during springtime, however they are most gorgeous throughout summer as they burst open in stunning crimson flowers. They form a thick mat and are very effective in choking out weeds.

This short-lived perennial herb, 'Creeping' thyme, is relatively easy to overwinter indoors. Grow it as a houseplant in a sunny window. ... In areas with cold winters, thyme is considered semi-evergreen, meaning that the plant will retain some of its foliage during winter but not all.

The foliage of the creeping thyme generally has a pretty fine texture, and it usually spreads out quickly all around the garden. Before you know it, the plant will start producing flowers that are of different colors. These plants aren’t invasive as long as you know how to care for them.

How To Grow Creeping Thyme From Seed: Plant creeping thyme seeds directly outdoors after frost danger has passed. Prepare a seed bed, loosening the soil and weeding it. Scatter the creeping thyme ground cover seeds and press the seeds firmly into the soil. Keep the seeds consistently moist. Attracts bees and butterflies