Creeping Thyme Seeds Thymus serpyllum
- Perennial; Grows 2-3 Inches
- Popular groundcover; Blooms summer into fall
- Prefers full sun exposure
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis. Typical turnaround times for in-stock items is between 2 – 5 business days.
|Zones 2 – 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Planted Bulbs & Perennials (March - June):|
|Zones 8 – 10 Pre-Orders||Mid March|
|Zones 7 Pre-Orders||Late March-Early April|
|Zones 6 Pre-Orders||Early-Mid April|
|Zones 5 Pre-Orders||Mid-Late April|
|Zones 2 – 4 Pre-Orders||Late April-Early May|
|All Zones Ship Until Inventory is Sold Out||May - June|
|Saffron Crocus & Bearded Iris (Late August - November):|
|All Zones||Start Shipping late August|
|Fall Planted Bulbs & Perennials (September - January):|
|Zones 2-4 Pre-Orders||Mid September|
|Zones 5 Pre-Orders||Mid-Late September|
|Zones 6 Pre-Orders||Late September|
|Zones 7 Pre-Orders||Late September - Early October|
|Zones 8-10 Pre-Orders||Early October|
|All Zones Ship Until Inventory is Sold Out||Mid October - January|
|Fall Perennial Roots/Bulbs* & Amaryllis Bulbs (October - January)|
*Fall Perennial Roots/Bulbs include: Hosta Roots, Siberian Iris Roots, Lily Bulbs, Papaver Roots and Peony Roots.
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages and crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
Creeping Thyme Seeds
Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all – utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than half a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.
Creeping Thyme Planting Instructions
Creeping Thyme is a popular and adaptive dwarf groundcover that is popular for landscape designs. Used often as borders on flower beds and in between pavers on walkways, this is a groundcover that can handle moderate foot traffic.
Creeping Thyme is a perennial herb which will over-winter well in zones 4-9.
Direct Sow seeds outdoors when temperatures are consistently in the high 60s or above. Division of established plantings can be done in March and April. Fall plantings should be avoided to protect against freeze damage.
Average germination time should be approximately 21-28 days and seeds should be kept consistently moist until germination is strong.
When planting, seeds should not be covered with soil, but rather pressed into the soil. Good seed to soil contact is necessary for ideal germination rates.
Creeping Thyme prefers well drained soil with a neutral pH (between 6.5 and 7.5) in an area where it receives good sun, but can also tolerate partial shade.
Creeping thyme is a slow grower and will take more than one season to reach its full potential. Once seeds are germinating well, water to a depth of 6 inches when the top few inches of soil dries out.
A light mulching may be helpful to retain moisture in warmer and drier climates, but if seeds are planted in between pavers or in shadier areas mulching is usually not necessary.
A light dose of delayed release fertilizer can be useful if you are planting in poorer soil, but good soil preparation (mixing in a 2-3 inch layer of manure, compost or other organic material prior to planting) should negate the need for fertilizer.
Creeping Thyme will not thrive in excessively clay or sandy soils.
Creeping Thyme will grow between 2-3 inches high and each established plant can spread to approximately 1 foot wide.
After several years the center of plants will become woody and start to die back. Dead parts can be carefully cut back and healthy outer parts of the plant can be replanted.
Creeping Thyme is not generally susceptible to disease or insects but can provide a barrier for veggies and ornamental plantings.
Amount Recommended Coverage Packet Up to 200 Sq. Ft Ounce Package Up to 1,200 Sq. Ft 1/4 Pound Package Up to 5,000 Sq. Ft 1 Pound Sack Up to 20,000 Sq. Ft 5 Pound Sack About 2 Acres
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The internet warned me that it's near-impossible to grow creeping thyme from seed... Everything I read told me I'd be better off with plugs ($$$). I was nervous and careful and waited weeks and weeks until the ground temperature was consistently above 65. I babied these seeds once I pressed them into the dirt with three-times-a-day watering because folks were saying they're so temperamental, then I sat back to wait the long 7-14 days for germination. JUST FOUR DAYS LATER, a full pound of these is sprouting over 4000 glorious square feet with super-high propagation. Don't be afraid to plant from seed--especially Eden Brothers seed!!
Wow, These Are FAST!
I planted these a week ago and they're popping up so quickly! I am super impressed with these seeds and I can't wait to see them in bloom. Highly recommended.
Still working on my Thyme crop
I'm very excited. Saw my first blooms today. Had a run-in with the guy who mows the lawn and mistakenly mowed my thyme. When it finally blooms en masse, I think that it is going to be amazing. P.S. Planting seeds and getting them going is a lot of work. It is not a job for the timid gardener!
These seeds are sprouting nicely. Great ground cover for slope of a ditch.
Very satisfied with Eden Bros.
I am very pleased with the creeping thyme. I hope to buy more very soon.
I have been amazed at the propagation of these seeds. Very high indeed.
Creeping Thyme Sees
It shipped on time. The Sees was good and its growth fast. I am happy with it!
They are tough to grow out of 20 plants I was only able to get three to grow.
Great doing business with them!