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Thymus vulgaris /Garden Thyme

Thymus vulgaris  / Thymus vulgaris
Low growing thyme
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Low growing thyme

Thyme on the edge of a raised planter

Foliage

Low, creeping growth habit

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Scientific Name: Thymus vulgaris
Common Name: Garden Thyme
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: This is a low-growing, semi-woody multiple-stemmed, bushy perennial that makes an excellent creeping evergreen in rock gardens. The fine-textured foliage is highly aromatic and is somewhat silvery-gray in drier landscapes. Summer flowers are lilac colored. This herb grows best in an alkaline soil. It makes an excellent tub specimen for the patio or terrace.