Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Wild Thyme, Mother of Thyme
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 3 in to 6 in
Spacing: 6 in to 12 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 5a-10b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 200000
This plant is widely know as an herb. Thyme is the source of the oil Serpolet, which is used in herbal medicine. The plant is also often used as a food seasoning and the dried leaves may be used to make tea! This low growing plant with creeping, woody foliage bears small, lavender colored flower during the months of June and July. The hardy plant tolerates some pedestrian traffic and produces odors ranging from heavily herbal to lightly lemon, depending on the plant!