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Thymus Serpyllum 'Elfin' Thyme Plant

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Thymus Serpyllum 'Elfin' Thyme Plant


Elfin Thyme is an evergreen herb that grows in zones 4-9. It's a low-growing plant that reaches a height of 2-3 inches and is perfect for rock gardens and borders. Grown naturally, it's a great addition to any herb garden.

Thymus Serpyllum 'Elfin' Thyme

Thymus Serpyllum 'Elfin' Thyme is a low-growing, evergreen perennial herb that forms a dense mat of tiny, gray-green leaves. It is a cultivar of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris), but it is more compact and has a finer texture. Elfin thyme is often used as a groundcover, but it can also be grown in containers or rock gardens.

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Thymus Serpyllum 'Elfin' Thyme

Elfin thyme produces clusters of tiny, lavender-pink flowers in early to midsummer. The flowers are attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. Elfin thyme is also known for its strong, aromatic fragrance.

Elfin thyme is a very easy-to-care-for plant. It is drought-tolerant and can grow in a variety of soil conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade. To plant elfin thyme, simply space the plants 6-12 inches apart and water them well. Once established, elfin thyme will require very little care.

Here are some tips for growing Thymus Serpyllum 'Elfin' Thyme:

  • Plant in well-drained soil.
  • Water regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms.
  • Trim lightly, just after flowering. In early spring, shear old foliage to one-half inch.

Elfin thyme is a beautiful and versatile plant that can be used in a variety of landscape settings. It is a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels.

Here are some ideas for using elfin thyme in your garden:

  • Plant elfin thyme as a groundcover in sunny areas.
  • Use elfin thyme to edge flowerbeds or walkways.
  • Grow elfin thyme in containers or rock gardens.
  • Plant elfin thyme between stepping stones.
  • Use elfin thyme as a culinary herb. Elfin thyme has a strong, lemony flavor that is perfect for soups, stews, and marinades.

Elfin thyme is a great addition to any garden. It is a low-maintenance plant that is both beautiful and useful.

Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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