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Thymus praecox 'Elfin' (Creeping Thyme)

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Thymus praecox 'Elfin' (Creeping Thyme)

Thymus praecox 'Elfin' (Creeping Thyme)

Photo Courtesy of STEPABLES®.

All of the thymes are relatively low growing creepers, but many seem to die out quickly. Thymus praecox 'Elfin' remains attractive, with soft, gray-green foliage that forms a slow spreading, tightly matted mound. This is a perfect plant for between pavers and if you have the patience, it makes a nice lawn alternative. The lavender-pink flowers bloom in early summer and attract bees and butterflies.

  • Height: Low ground level mat.
  • Spread: 6 - 8"
  • USDA Zones: 2 - 9
  • Initial Spacing: 6"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Flower Color: Lavender-Pink
  • Foot Traffic: Almost as rugged as a grass.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Scented: Yes
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