Creeping Thyme


Your previous answer was so impressive. It did demonstrate great knowledge.
I have another questions about Creeping thyme. I would appreciate if you can answer them for me

1) What is the color of ground hugging and mounding thyme?
2) You said mounding thyme is fragrant, how about ground hugging?
3) When thyme bloom? And for how long
4) You said you grow both of them, do you sell them too?
5) Do you have picture of ground hugging and mounding thyme? I google them but I got many answers and got more confused about which one is which?
6) Trust me, big garden centres are not that knowledgeable when it comes to something like this

Thank you once again for your amazing previous answer.



Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.

Thymus praecox known as creeping thyme is a creeping, woody-based perennial which is primarily used as a small ground cover, but also has limited culinary value. It grows two to six inches tall (5 to 15 cm). Purplish/white flowers are in bloom from June to September. T. praecox is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Leaves are aromatic, but strength of scent varies according to habitat and season.

Thymus serpyllum, commonly called wild thyme, creeping thyme or mother-of-thyme, is mat-forming, grows only two to three inches tall (5 to 8 cm). Mauve, white, and crimson flowers are in bloom in from June to July. T. serpyllum is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Although leaves are aromatic (fragrance of mint), strength of scent varies according to season and habitat, and leaves are usually not considered to be of culinary quality.

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