Fragrant. Let’s learn more about creeping thyme plant care. Use up and down arrow keys to explore within a submenu. Creeping thyme, also known commonly as ‘Mother of Thyme,’ is an easily grown, spreading thyme variety. Do Not Sell My Personal Information] Have tree and plant questions? ‘Rose Petal Thyme' may not be low growing enough to qualify as "creeping," but it's my new favorite for luscious aroma. Its flowers are very small but prolific. Wet sites must be avoided or this plant will rot. Creeping Thyme does well in sunny beds, borders, rock gardens, and spilling over rock walls. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com Terms of Use, Rules, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy. Most varieties of thyme are fragrant and release their scent when crushed or stepped on. Any foot that steps on them will also be stepping on the surrounding stones or pavers, so the thyme won't get really smashed. Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menus and submenus. Hardiness Zone 2-8. The Morton Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on the generosity of members and donors. As an added bonus, thyme blooms in a … Creeping Thyme is not just, creeping thyme. Thymus citriodorus, the lemon thyme or citrus thyme, is a lemon-scented evergreen mat-forming perennial plant in the famly Lamiaceae.There has been a great deal of confusion over the plant's correct name and origin. Use low-growing thymes to border sunny garden beds. Some thymes produce sets of leaves very close together while others are spaced further apart. Find an area that might be enhanced with a carpeted nook or textured border of scented thyme. Purple Creeping Thyme This aromatic, evergreen thyme will grow almost anywhere in containers, rock gardens, borders, and even cracks in paving. Creeping thyme will spread along the ground as its name implies, sending down roots where it touches the ground. White creeping thyme (Thymus praecox 'Albus'): White flowers. Fruit are small nutlets; not ornamentally important. Some creeping thymes have wonderful, strong scents. Once established, they'll tolerate some foot traffic. Single-variety borders have a simple formality that's altogether different from the crazy-quilt effect of using half a dozen varieties as groundcover throughout a bed. Primarily used as a ground cover, Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin' (Creeping Thyme) is a dwarf, aromatic sub-shrub forming a tight cushion of tiny, rounded, gray-green leaves. I love combining rocks and thymes. But until it forms a dense mat, you'll have to pull out any weeds that try to invade. Thyme also has expectorant properties, making it useful for treating congestion. As with most herbs, good drainage at the planting site is crucial. Contact Us | The flowers usually appear late spring and early summer. 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