With fuzzy, tiny green leaves, and flowers, pinks to purples on tall stems, this prostrate thyme enjoys rock garden conditions, creeping amongst stones, filling crevices, and cascading over edges. It's perfect also for drier garden spots amongst pavers and along pathways. The flowers, attractive to bees and butterflies, bloom in summer, early summer to early autumn, and the leaves, though not of the culinary variety (Thymus vulgaris) are aromatic and in many areas persist throughout winter. It's a tidy, pretty cushion that also suppresses weeds. How obliging!
Mature size: 2 – 4 inches tall & 4 – 12 inches wide
Minimum temperature: -20° F