Creeping thyme growing subshrub of the genus Thymus also known Thymus serpyllum, Creeping thyme perennial evergreen plant, mostly used as edible plant and can be also used as fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Creeping thyme leaves
Leaves green, the size 5-18 mm, and leaves shape is elliptic with a pointed top.
Buds are edible in drop shape.
Flower small purple or pink that grow on stalk in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Creeping thyme growing and care:
Well-drained soil, weed free
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to moist
Spring-summer / in warm climate autumn to spring
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
5-30 cm, 2-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water, small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:
General information about the flower:
Small purple or pink flowers that grow on stalk in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning better for the growth of the leaves
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting or bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch sometime recommend to break the branch little bit, moist soil
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established
Information about leaves:
Green leaves, the size 5-18 mm, leaves shape is elliptic with a pointed top
Uses of Creeping thyme leaves:
Herbs, eaten raw, spices, spreads