Creeping Thyme blooms all summer long and the foliage is evergreen in most locations. Easy-to-grow from Mother of Thyme seeds, this creeping plant is also used between paving-stones or bricks in walkways.
It has a highly fragrant scent that rises up to greet you as you walk along a pathway of Mother of Thyme. It is a hardy perennial, handling summer heat and winter cold. Once it is established is can withstand periods of drought although moderate watering helps it perform its best.
Butterflies and bees devour the Creeping Thyme herb blooms yet deer and rabbits seem to leave it alone.
How To Grow Mother Of Thyme From Seed:
Directly sow Creeping Thyme seeds outdoors after frost danger has passed. Prepare a seedbed, loosening the soil, and weeding it. Scatter the thyme seeds and press the seeds firmly into the soil.
Keep the ground cover seeds consistently moist. If you want to get a jump start on the ground cover plants, sow the herb seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant the young seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart.
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 4 inches
Width: 12 - 18 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall
Bloom Color: Lavender
Growth Rate: Moderate
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 5000 seeds covers approximately 100 square feet