Creeping Thyme Seeds

Creeping Thyme Seeds

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Packet $5.49
1 Ounce $46.19 ($46.19/ounce)
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  • Low-maintenance perennial groundcover with a citrusy scent
  • Popular perennial groundcover
  • Open pollinated, fragrant Summer bloomer
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Purple
Growth Habit Creeping
Plant Height 4 to 8 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Erosion Control, Ground Cover, Rock Garden
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Outdoor, Shade Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Creeping Thyme Seeds

Thymus serpyllum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Evergreen
Also known as Wild Thyme

Creeping thyme is evergreen in zones 4 through 9 but will darken during winter.

Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all - utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than half a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.

Planting Information

Planting Creeping Thyme Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 12 inches
Plant Height 4 to 8 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
View our Creeping Thyme Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 200 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce   Up to 625 Sq. Ft

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