A low growing ground cover good for full sun dry sites in rock gardens with the added feature of the lime colored foliage.
All Plants, Perennials Hardy
average to dry once established
Soil & Site
average, well drained, never soggy especially in the winter
small tubular, lilac, borne in dense terminal clusters, you notice the mass of flowers more than the individual flower
opposite, linear to elliptic I have seen the foliage almost a bright yellow with green tones to more of a lime colored, probably determined by the growing site, aromatic
mounds to 6 inches
cut back to maintain shape, cut back hard in the spring
Thymus is derived from either a Greek verb meaning ‘to fumigate’ or a noun (courage) and, as thymon, is a classical Greek name used by the Greek philosopher, Theophrastus (c.327-c.287 BC), for thyme or another similar plant. (www.plantlives.com) Has a vast array of medicinal, aromatic, household, decorative and culinary uses.
Notes & Reference
#44-The Complete Book of Herbs (Lesley Bremness), #40-Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (Steven Stills),#145-Plant Lives, (Sue Eland) www.plantlives.com