Creeping Thyme Seeds - Thymus Serpyllum Mother of Thyme Ground Cover Seed

Creeping Thyme Seeds - Mother

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Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: 4 inches

Width: 12 - 18 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall

Bloom Color: Lavender

Growth Rate: Moderate

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Thymus Serpyllum

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 5000 seeds covers approximately 100 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum Mother of Thyme) - Edge the borders of your herb, flower or vegetable garden with Mother of Thyme seed. It is low-growing and spreading, with spikes of lavender bloom clusters. Mother of Thyme blooms all summer long, and the foliage is an evergreen in most locations. Easy-to-grow from Creeping Thyme seeds, this creeping plant is also used between paving-stones or bricks in walk ways.

Highly fragrant flowers

Mother of Thyme flowers have a pleasant, strong aroma and flavorful, edible leaves, although they are not normally used in cooking.

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How to grow

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

If you want to get a jump start on the ground cover plants, sow the herb seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant the young seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart.

  • Sowing Rate: 5,000 seeds covers approximately 100 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover seed, but press into the soil
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Ground Cover Specifications

Mother of Thyme is a hardy perennial, handling summer heat and winter cold. Once it is established is can withstand periods of drought although moderate watering helps it perform its best. Butterflies and bees devour the Mother of Thyme herb blooms yet deer and rabbits seem to leave it alone.

  • Height: 4 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes