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Thymus serpyllum Elfin (Creeping Thyme)

This mat-forming perennial features small fragrant gray-green leaves topped in summer with clusters of delicate lavender-pink flowers. Its tolerance to foot traffic means it can be planted on walkways between stone without worry. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
2 in tall x 6 in spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to drought
Attracts pollinators


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture