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Creeping Thyme, Mother of Thyme
Scientific Name: Thymus serpyllum L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Creeping Thyme, Mother of Thyme (Thymus  serpyllum)
Thymus serpyllum, Courtesy Bilder ur Nordens Flora project Runeberg
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Northern Europe

Growth Habits: Evergreen woody perennial subshrub, mat-forming, up to 3 inches tall (7.5 cm), 4 to 12 inches in spread (10-30 cm); fragrant foliage

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, drought tolerant, prefers good drainage

Propagation: Division or seeds

Attracts butterflies.

Blooming Habits:
The Creeping Thyme has clusters of lilac to purple tubular flowers in early summer. A number of cultivars have been selected based mostly on the flowers color varying from white ('Albus') to bright red ('Coccineus').

Fruiting Habits:

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