Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'

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Common Name:
Elfin Creeping Thyme, Mother-of-Thyme, Wild Thyme, Thyme
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ground Cover
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Garden Height:
1-2 Inches
Garden Spread:
4-8 Inches
  • Ideal between stepping stones
  • Tolerates foot traffic
  • Colorful flowers during the summer

Delicate, tiny, dense leaves are fragrant and have small purple flowers that cover the plant in spring. This perennial makes a great herb but is even better when used for its appealing ornamental characteristics. Soft and sturdy enough to walk on it, making a great ground cover for areas with heavy foot traffic.

Uses: Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Erosion Control, Flower Beds, Green Roofs, Ground Cover, Herb Gardens, Mass Planting, Miniature Gardens, Paths, Retaining Walls, Rock Gardens, Slopes, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Fragrant, Tolerates Light Foot Traffic
Growth Habit: Spreading, Mat Forming

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in neutral to alkaline, well-drained soil. Tolerates shallow, rocky soils & poor fertility. Avoid poorly-drained soils; prefers to dry out between waterings. Divide in spring, if desired. Shear low in spring; shear lightly after flowering; trim back as needed to keep tidy.


Review (1)

  • Perfect little plant

    Posted by Beth on Jun 26th 2022

    Arrived in fantastic condition via mail and looks great in the ground several weeks later. If it does I know it was my fault and not the plants lol!!