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Thymus serpyllum 'Russetings'
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common name: Creeping thyme
synonyms: Thymus praecox 'Russetings'
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
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.