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Creeping Thyme Seeds

Thymus serpyllum

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 2-3 weeks. This plant can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Though they prefer average or slightly moist soil, mature plants tolerate drought and poor soil as well as rocky soil or gravel. This plant will self-seed readily, and attracts butterflies and bees. It makes an excellent ground cover or border plant. Mature plants can be divided.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the inconspicuous flowers fade, the tiny seeds will develop in the dried flower head. Shake the ripening plant over a container to remove the mature seed. Keep the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Wild Thyme, Mother of Thyme

Latin Name: Thymus serpyllum

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 200,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 6 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $6.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $12.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $48.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $180.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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This beautiful, fragrant little plant is a common sight on the rocky coasts and plains of the Mediterranean region. Kipling waxed poetic on its scent on the summer breeze, saying it was “like the dawn of paradise.” Though it can be used as a flavoring or herb, it is not the true culinary thyme but rather an undomesticated cousin. In the language of flowers, thyme signifies activity and courage.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 2-3 weeks. This plant can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Though they prefer average or slightly moist soil, mature plants tolerate drought and poor soil as well as rocky soil or gravel. This plant will self-seed readily, and attracts butterflies and bees. It makes an excellent ground cover or border plant. Mature plants can be divided.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the inconspicuous flowers fade, the tiny seeds will develop in the dried flower head. Shake the ripening plant over a container to remove the mature seed. Keep the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Wild Thyme, Mother of Thyme

Latin Name: Thymus serpyllum

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 200,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 6 Inches

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