Wild Thyme (thii-mus: sir-PHIL-lum)
A dwarf prostrate sub-shrub growing to 4 inches tall, with flowers whorled in rounded heads. Very useful for rock gardens, wall plantings or a ground-cover. Plant together with Delosperma cooperi, Gypsophila cerastioides, and Sedum spurium. This is a selection that produces very consistent 2 inch tall plants with carmine-pink flowers. Blooming from spring through early summer. As a welcome bonus, plants have a lemon scent to the leaves. Grows best on the dry side-wet soils will cause the plants to rot, and in soils that are not overly rich in nitrogen. Full sun to light shade.
Native to northern Europe.
Seeds are small so do not cover - use 65-70 F with germination in a few days.