Slender, creeping stems and round leaves with lavender blooms. Can withstand light foot traffic and gives off pleasant aroma when walked upon. Drought tolerant once established. Perennial in Zones 5-8. Avg. 210,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Thymus serpyllum
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start seeds in flats 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium and cover with a thin layer of soil mix. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-8" apart, in rows 12-18" apart. Pinch off growing tips of upright growing varieties to make bushier plants.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. In very hot climates, thyme will need part shade to do well. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Thyme grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: 6-12".
PLANT SPACING: 6-8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.
HARVEST: Cut only a few stems the first year in order for the plants to winter over. In subsequent years, harvest just as the flowers being to open. Cut back to within 4-5" above the ground.
Note: Thyme will become woody and needs to be divided or replaced after 3-4 years.