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Renee's Garden Creeping Thyme

Brand: Renee's Garden    Item Number: SNV4063

$2.79

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.79

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Related to Mother of Thyme, this easy to grow, cultivated strain of wild French thyme forms a 3 - 5" tall carpet of shiny little dark green, rounded leaves. When crushed, the pretty leaves release a light aromatic thyme perfume with just a hint of citrus. These low growing, perennial herb plants fill in over time to make a scented herbal carpet. Use as a verdant ground cover, between stepping stones or rock crevices, and to edge garden beds.

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25 °F
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Summer, Winter Approximate Harvest Time Early Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-65&de3g;F Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Summer, Winter
Approximate Harvest Time Early Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-65&de3g;F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Planting: To Start in the Garden: Sow creeping thyme in a finely textured seedbed in full sun after soil has warmed up in spring. Good drainage is essential. Sow very thinly, cover seeds lightly and carefully keep the seedbed evenly moist and well weeded as young seedlings are slow growing at first. To Start Indoors: Sow creeping thyme in early spring in a container of seed starting mix. Cover seeds very lightly and keep evenly moist, but not soggy, until seedlings emerge in 14 - 21 days. Provide a good light source until ready to plant in the garden. Transplant when seedlings are 2 - 3" tall after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.

Growing: Given good drainage and a sunny location, ,easy-growing creeping thyme plants are reliable and productive garden perennials. Be sure to thin or transplant seedlings to proper spacing and keep weed-free. Plants will fill out and spread once well established. Little lavender-rose flowers bloom atop the shiny dense leaves at midsummer.

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

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