If you tread on Woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus), not only will it not mind, it will reward you with a pleasant fragrance. This woody, creeping thyme is commonly used for groundcover, but also has medicinal uses. Its Latin name means “false-wool” as the plant has a dense, woolly appearance and texture that entices people to touch. Its mat-like growth spreads to 12 inches wide, but only about a half-inch tall.
- Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)
- 5.8 to 7.5
- Hardy in zones 5 to 8
- Plant 12 inches apart
- Do not over-water
- Water only when to 3 inches of soil is dry
- Low and spreading, 3 to 4 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches wide
- Attracts butterflies, deer resistant
- Tiny, elliptical gray leaves with pink flowers
- Great for groundcover around paths and driveways
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