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Creeping Thyme

Plant Facts
Common Name: Creeping Thyme
Botanical Name: Thymus praecox
Nativity: Europe
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Size: Height: 0.25-0.5′, spread: 0.25-0.5′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Rounded
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Seasonal Features: Fragrant leaves
Fall Color:
Winter Form:
Bloom Color: Purplish white
Bloom Time: June – September
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained loam, sandy, rocky
Soil Moisture: Dry – moist
Urban Tolerances: Drought tolerant
Wildlife Value: Bees

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Cut back in spring to promote new growth


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