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Creeping Thyme 'Purple Carpet'

Creeping Thyme 'Purple Carpet'

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There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with some degree of spicy fragrance. This flat-growing variety features tiny dark green leaves, smothered by bright mauve-purple flowers in early summer. A strong grower, ideal as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute or for planting between flagstones, tolerating moderate foot traffic. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. This form is different from the German selection ‘Purpurteppich', we discovered it as a self-sown seedling at our nursery in Abbotsford, British Columbia in 1988.

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal or

Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

Foot Traffic

Growth Rate
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