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Creeping Thyme Seeds Thymus serpyllum

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Packet $4.95
1 Ounce $27.95
1/4 Pound $79.95 28%
1 Pound $219.95 51%
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  • Popular perennial groundcover
  • Open pollinated, fragrant Summer bloomer
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Product Description

Creeping Thyme Seeds

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

    Name:Creeping Thyme Seeds
    Botanical Name:Thymus serpyllum
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Groundcover with green leaves and pale purple flowers and lemony fragrance.
    Features:Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Container Garden
    Color:Purple, Green
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Plant Height:2-4 inches
    Plant Spacing:12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/16 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:200 mg
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    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 a perennial herb which will over-winter well in zones 4-9. Plant before soil freezes while the the ground is still workable.

    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.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Planting Video

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 9 reviews

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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!!


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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.


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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!


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Excellent Product

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

Very satisfied with Eden Bros.


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


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


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Creeping Thyme Sees

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


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Creeping Thyme

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


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Great doing business with them!

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