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Mark A. Miller

(Creeping Thyme)

Wooly thyme is an evergreen mat-forming subshrub grown for its fragrant fuzzy silver-gray leaves. It spreads vigorously to form large carpets. The short spikes of pink flowers are sparsely borne, although floriferous cultivars such as 'Hall's Variety' are available.

Plant wooly thyme in light, well-drained soil in full sun. Thymes are easy-going, drought-tolerant plants with minimal maintenance requirements. Cut back established plants in early spring to keep them compact and trim them lightly...

(Thyme)

Possibly a hybrid of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris), 'Provence' is a low evergreen woody-based herb with small narrow orange-scented gray-green leaves. These can be harvested throughout the season and make an excellent flavoring for fish, poultry, and vegetables. From early to midsummer it bears short spires of pale pink flowers.

Thyme does well with heat and drought and grows best in full sun and well drained, infertile, neutral to alkaline soil. Prune back leggy stems in early spring,...

Image of Thymus pseudolanuginosus photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Wooly Thyme)

The tiny, gray-green, wooly leaves of this fragrant herb are soft and appealing. Wooly thyme is a mat-forming perennial that originates from regions in Europe, North Africa and Asia. In early to midsummer these soft, subdued plants produce small clusters of light pink flowers.

Thyme is tolerant of heat and drought and grows best in full sun and sandy, well drained, infertile soil. This species is not as aggressive as other thymes and looks great when planted between stepping stones, in containers,...

Image of Thymus pulegioides photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Larger Thyme)

A close relative and culinary and ornamental equivalent of common thyme, this versatile herb is native to Europe and naturalized in North America and elsewhere.

This low-growing, sprawling, semi-woody bushlet has tiny oval evergreen leaves that emit the characteristic odor of thyme when bruised. The medium- to dark-green leaves are paired along thin, wiry, square stems. They can be harvested year-round to flavor meats, fish, vegetables, oils, vinegars, and other edibles. In summer well-spaced...

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John Rickard

(Archer's Gold Thyme, Larger Thyme)

A close relative and culinary and ornamental equivalent of common thyme, Thymus pulegioides is native to Europe and naturalized in North America and elsewhere. Its cultivar 'Archer's Gold' has a compact habit and lemon-scented leaves that emerge bright yellow and age to yellowish green.

This low-growing, sprawling, semi-woody bushlet has tiny oval evergreen leaves paired along thin, wiry, square stems. They can be harvested year-round to flavor meats, fish, vegetables, oils, vinegars,...

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Jesse Saylor

(Golden Larger Thyme, Larger Thyme)

A close relative and culinary and ornamental equivalent of common thyme, Thymus pulegioides is native to Europe and naturalized in North America and elsewhere. The leaves of 'Aureus' are mottled and edged with gold.

This low-growing, sprawling, semi-woody bushlet has tiny oval evergreen leaves paired along thin, wiry, square stems. They can be harvested year-round to flavor meats, fish, vegetables, oils, vinegars, and other edibles. In summer well-spaced leafy whorls of pale purple...

Image of Thymus serpyllum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Creeping Thyme)

Creeping thyme is a mat-forming, evergreen culinary herb long cultivated in its native Europe. This popular perennial has highly aromatic tiny green leaves that densely cover these plants. In early to midsummer it bears a profusion of small rounded clusters of purple flowers. Throughout the season its savory leaves can be harvested for cooking. Popular ornamental cultivars include 'Annie Hall', which has pale green leaves and pink flowers, and 'Snowdrift', with white flowers.

Thyme is tolerant...

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Yoder Brothers

(Creeping Thyme, Elfin Creeping Thyme)

Creeping thyme is a mat-forming, evergreen culinary herb long cultivated in its native Europe. Its dwarf cultivar 'Elfin' forms a congested miniature mound of tiny aromatic glossy-green leaves. From early to midsummer it bears a scattering of small rounded clusters of purple-pink flowers. Throughout the season its savory leaves can be harvested for cooking.

Thyme is tolerant of heat and drought and grows best in full sun and sandy, well drained, infertile soil. This cultivar makes a lovely rock...

(Creeping Thyme)

Creeping thyme is a mat-forming, evergreen culinary herb long cultivated in its native Europe. Its compact cultivar 'Minimalist' forms a miniature carpet of tiny lance-shaped leaves on slender prostrate stems. From early to midsummer it bears numerous rounded clusters of pink flowers. Throughout the season its savory leaves can be harvested for cooking.

Thyme is tolerant of heat and drought and grows best in full sun and sandy, well drained, infertile soil. It can take light foot traffic and...

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Jesse Saylor

(Creeping Thyme)

This mat-forming, evergreen culinary herb has been long cultivated in its native Europe. The pink-flowered cultivar 'Pink Chintz' spreads relatively rapidly via slender creeping stems covered with tiny gray-green leaves. The stems form very low carpets of savory, fragrant foliage that can be harvested for cooking throughout the growing season. Numerous rounded clusters of flowers are produced from early to midsummer and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Creeping thyme grows best...