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botanical name:
Thymus serpyllum 'Russetings'
Thymus serpyllum 'Russetings' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Creeping thyme
synonyms:  Thymus praecox 'Russetings'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.10m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: very slow
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
Creeping thyme making dense mats of tiny deep green leaves, sometimes bronze tinted during cold weather. Clusters of small bright mauve-pink flowers in summer.

Well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun. Tolerates drought and very hot conditions. Dislikes excessive winter wet.

Rock and gravel gardens.

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