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Thyme, Creeping - THYMUS serpyllum 'Purple'

Thyme, Creeping - THYMUS serpyllum 'Purple'

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Everyone loves Thyme , and this ground-hugging herb blankets your garden in a tapestry of vibrant hues and aromatic splendour. With its low-growing, mat-forming habit and deep purple blooms, this creeping thyme variety not only adds a carpet of colour to your landscape but also brings a delightful fragrance and culinary versatility.

Carpet of Deep Purple Blooms: Thyme, Creeping 'Purple' transforms your garden into a sea of purple hues with its profusion of tiny, tubular flowers. The blooms create a mesmerizing carpet in late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators and adding a dynamic splash of colour to borders, rock gardens, or between stepping stones.

Compact and Spreading Growth: This creeping thyme variety features a low, spreading growth habit, forming a dense mat of tiny leaves that cascade elegantly over garden edges or spill between cracks in pathways. With a height of approximately 2-4 inches and a spread of 12-18 inches, it is an excellent choice for ground cover or as an aromatic filler in container plantings.

Aromatic Foliage: The small, elliptical leaves of Thyme, Creeping 'Purple' exude a delightful fragrance when crushed, releasing a warm and herbaceous aroma. This aromatic feature not only adds sensory pleasure to your garden but also makes it a flavourful addition to culinary creations.

Versatile Culinary Use: Thyme, Creeping 'Purple' is a versatile culinary herb, offering both visual appeal and a distinctive flavour. The leaves can be used fresh or dried to infuse a savoury and earthy essence into a variety of dishes, from roasted meats and vegetables to sauces and marinades.

Drought-Tolerant and Hardy: This creeping thyme variety is well-adapted to sunny and dry conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance addition to your garden. It thrives in well-drained soil and is suitable for various garden styles, including rock gardens, slopes, or as a ground cover to suppress weeds.

• Botanical Name: Thymus serpyllum 'Purple'
• Mature Size: 2-4 inches in height, 12-18 inches in spread
• Foliage: Evergreen, small and aromatic
• Flower Colour: Deep purple
• Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
• Light Requirements: Full sun
• Soil Preferences: Well-drained
• Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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