Mother of Thyme Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #02016-PK-P1
$2.95
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Description

Fragrance, color, and beauty—this groundcover has it all

Mother of Thyme is an ideal choice for planting between walkway stones, edging the flower or vegetable garden, or cascading over rocks or wood in a terraced garden. Its dense, spreading habit makes it the ideal groundcover, while its rich fragrance and bright blooms add immeasurably to the appeal of any landscape.

This perennial thyme is very adaptable and tough, though to look at its lush display, you would never guess at its resilience. The blooms attract butterflies and bees, while the intense fragrance seems to deter nibbling rabbits and deer. The perfect combination.

Evergreen in most areas and quite drought resistant once it has become established, Mother of Thyme is a good choice for just about any bare, sunny, well-drained patch of soil. This prostrate, mat-forming perennial with slim stems is lined with tiny, oval, hairy leaves. Clusters of pink-purple flowers appear in summer on plants that reach ½ to 3 inches tall and up to 3 feet wide.

Grow Mother of Thyme as you would other thyme varieties: direct sow in well-drained garden soil receiving full sun, or begin indoors. Germination can be slow (up to one month), but once the seeds sprout, there's no stopping them. Thyme isn't a member of the mint family for nothing. For best coverage as a groundcover, avoid planting in very cold or wet areas, and space plants 18 inches apart.

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Genus Thymus
Species serphyllum
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Prostrate
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 2 in - 6 in
Plant Width 18 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fragrance, Evergreen, Herbs, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Lavender, Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Dry
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant, Deer Resistance, Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers, Outdoor, Border, Ground Cover, Baskets, Foliage Interest, Winter Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 19, 2022

A must have for a carefree garden

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent germination. What looked to be 25 seeds in the packet ended up as approximately 100 seedlings. I started them indoors in spring and in just 5 days I saw tiny seedlings pop up. I separated the tray of seedlings into clumps and planted them in my garden which had poor soil that was never amended. They happily thrived with little care, quickly covering bare spots. Weeds are slowly smothered over time. They survived my lack of watering and the severe drought we've had this summer here in zone 7b. At one point they started to turn brown but bounced back and greened up lusciously. I didn't see much blooms this year as I'd like but I expect to see a nice display next year. The thyme scent, although pleasant, is not noticeable unless you run your hand over the plant.

Cynthia from NY
June 15, 2019

Bang for your buck

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Bought two packs, one to direct sow and the other for the children to start in a small container. Unfortunately the direct sow batch produced nothing, although that was likely my fault as I am a novice. However, we got plenty of seedlings from the pots and I ended up transferring them to the garden, where they have held up very well through unpredictable late spring and early summer weather. Zone 7b.

Kat from AL
July 05, 2015

Bees love it

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Started the seeds indoors 4 years ago and those I planted have quickly spread and filled in the gaps between my plants. I have no other plant that attracts so many bees (and different types of bees- honey, bumble, those tiny hovering ones). Looks great in all seasons.

Nicole from MI

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