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Creeping Thyme Seeds

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  • Popular perennial groundcover
  • Open pollinated, fragrant Summer bloomer
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Purple
Plant Height:2-4 inches
Plant Spacing:12 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:No
Seeds per Packet:200 mg
Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Groundcover with green leaves and pale purple flowers and lemony fragrance.
Features:Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Dry Area Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Container Garden
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

About Creeping Thyme Seeds

Thymus serpyllum

Buy Creeping Thyme in Packets or in Bulk

Creeping Thyme Seeds

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.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Purple
Plant Height:2-4 inches
Plant Spacing:12 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:No
Seeds per Packet:200 mg
Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Groundcover with green leaves and pale purple flowers and lemony fragrance.
Features:Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Dry Area Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Container Garden
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

About Creeping Thyme Seeds

Thymus serpyllum

Buy Creeping Thyme in Packets or in Bulk

Creeping Thyme Seeds

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.

How to Plant Creeping Thyme

About Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme is a popular and adaptive dwarf ground cover that is popular for landscape designs. Used often as borders on flower beds and in between pavers on walkways, this is a groundcover that can handle moderate foot traffic. Creeping Thyme is not generally susceptible to disease or insects but can provide a barrier for veggies and ornamental plantings.

When to Plant Creeping Thyme Seeds

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

Creeping Thyme is a perennial herb which will over-winter well in zones 4-9. Direct  sow seeds outdoors in late spring when temperatures are consistently in the high 60's or above. Seeds can also be started indoors 8-10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Where to Plant Creeping Thyme Seeds

Creeping Thyme prefers well drained soil with a neutral pH (between 6.5 and 7.5) in an area where it receives good sun, but can also tolerate partial shade. Creeping thyme is a slow grower and will take more than one season to reach its full potential.

How to Plant Creeping Thyme Seeds

Direct Sow seeds outdoors when temperatures are consistently in the high 60s or above. Division of established plantings can be done in March and April. Fall plantings should be avoided to protect against freeze damage. Average germination time should be approximately 21-28 days and seeds should be kept consistently moist until germination is strong. When planting, seeds should not be covered with soil, but rather pressed into the soil. Good seed to soil contact is necessary for ideal germination rates.

Once seeds are germinating well, water to a depth of 6 inches when the top few inches of soil dries out. A light mulching may be helpful to retain moisture in warmer and drier climates, but if seeds are planted in between pavers or in shadier areas mulching is usually not necessary.

A light dose of delayed release fertilizer can be useful if you are planting in poorer soil, but good soil preparation (mixing in a 2-3 inch layer of manure, compost or other organic material prior to planting) should negate the need for fertilizer.

How to Care for Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme will not thrive in excessively clay or sandy soils. Creeping Thyme will grow between 2-3 inches high and each established plant can spread to approximately 1 foot wide. After several years the center of plants will become woody and start to die back. Dead parts can be carefully cut back and healthy outer parts of the plant can be replanted.

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Seed Coverage for Creeping Thyme Seeds

Amount
Recommended Coverage
Packet
Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce
Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound
Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound
Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft

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From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 10 Reviews

  1. super easy to grow!

    I had no idea that people generally have a hard time growing thyme from seed. When I got these last fall, I threw them down generously over the spaces in between a previously totally overgrown stone patio we just dug up. Then the first snow came. The spring, this plant germinated beautifully over the entire area and grew in all season. Looks wonderful and has claimed it's area very well against any intruders. Easiest planting I've ever done! Glad I was totally ignorant of the warnings because it worked out great.

  2. Incredible

    The internet warned me that it's near-impossible to grow creeping thyme from seed... Everything I read told me I'd be better off with plugs ($$$). I was nervous and careful and waited weeks and weeks until the ground temperature was consistently above 65. I babied these seeds once I pressed them into the dirt with three-times-a-day watering because folks were saying they're so temperamental, then I sat back to wait the long 7-14 days for germination. JUST FOUR DAYS LATER, a full pound of these is sprouting over 4000 glorious square feet with super-high propagation. Don't be afraid to plant from seed--especially Eden Brothers seed!!

  3. Wow, These Are FAST!

    I planted these a week ago and they're popping up so quickly! I am super impressed with these seeds and I can't wait to see them in bloom. Highly recommended.

  4. Still working on my Thyme crop

    I'm very excited. Saw my first blooms today. Had a run-in with the guy who mows the lawn and mistakenly mowed my thyme. When it finally blooms en masse, I think that it is going to be amazing. P.S. Planting seeds and getting them going is a lot of work. It is not a job for the timid gardener!

  5. Excellent Product

    These seeds are sprouting nicely. Great ground cover for slope of a ditch.

    Very satisfied with Eden Bros.

  6. Pleased!

    I am very pleased with the creeping thyme. I hope to buy more very soon.

  7. wow

    I have been amazed at the propagation of these seeds. Very high indeed.

  8. Creeping Thyme Sees

    It shipped on time. The Sees was good and its growth fast. I am happy with it!

  9. Creeping Thyme

    They are tough to grow out of 20 plants I was only able to get three to grow.

  10. Great!

    Great doing business with them!

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