A low growing ground cover good for full sun dry sites in rock gardens with the added feature of the lime colored foliage. (At the time of adding this plant I am unsure if T. citriodorus "Lime" and T. vulgaris "Lime" are different plants ?
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 plants with more of a lime colore, probably determined by the growing site, aromatic
mounds to 6 inches, spreading, nat forming
cut back to maintain shape, cut back hard in the spring
stem cuttings, division
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), www.plantlives.com