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Mother of Thyme Seeds

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Mother of Thyme Seeds


A perennial Thyme that is perfect for Living Walls and hanging baskets!

Mother of Thyme is dense with a spreading habit that makes it the ideal groundcover, trailer in containers, or addition to any Living Wall. It has a rich fragrance and bright blooms which add immeasurably to the appeal of this plant.

This perennial thyme is very adaptable and tough, though to look at its lush display, you would never guess at its resilience! The blooms attract butterflies and bees, while the intense fragrance seems to deter nibbling rabbits and deer. The perfect combination!

Evergreen in most areas and quite drought-resistant once it has become established, Mother of Thyme is a good choice for just about any bare, sunny, well-drained patch of soil. This prostrate, mat-forming perennial with slim stems is lined with tiny, oval, hairy leaves. Clusters of pink-purple flowers appear in summer on plants that reach ½ to 3 inches tall and up to 3 feet wide.

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Grow Mother of Thyme as you would other thyme varieties: direct-sow in well-drained garden soil receiving full sun. For best coverage as a groundcover, avoid planting in very cold or wet areas, and space plants 18 inches apart. Zones 4-9. Pkt is 100 seeds.

Genus - Thymus
Species - serphyllum
Plant Height - 2 in - 6 in
Plant Width - 18 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics - Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color - Lavender, Purple
Foliage Color - Medium Green
Light Requirements - Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements - Dry, Moist, well-drained
Resistance - Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance - Normal,  loamy, Poor

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