Creeping Thyme

Thymus serphyllum

  • Preferred species for incorporation into turf grass lawns for added bee habitat
  • Flowers are a favored source of pollen and nectar for many butterfly and bee species
  • Can be used as a groundcover or alternative lawn; may be a valuable species as groundcover for vineyards, orchards, and other fruit plantations
  • Plants form a dense mat with small leaves
  • Low growing perennial with short erect flowering spike.
  • Tolerates full sun and dry soils

Creeping Thyme, in addition to white Dutch clover and Self-heal, is a component of our Bee Lawn Seed Mix.  See related link below.

Additional information on the resources and agronomics tabs

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Our native grass and wildflower species come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS) per lb. Visit www.alseed.com for full descriptions of our native species and mixtures.

Height: Variable, but generally 2-3 inches tall
Bloom Color: Deep Pink/Purple
Bloom Time: Bloom occurs June to September
Native Habitat: Sandy soils, rocky outcrops, hills, roadsides and riversides.
Sun Requirement: Full sun
Soil pH: Alkaline to neutral (pH of 7 or higher)

Pure Stand Seeding Rate lbs / acre: 2-3 lbs/acre,  can reduce rates when incorporating other species or mixing with lawn.  1 ounce per 1000 sq ft in a mixed stand.

Seeding: Plant similarly to establishing a lawn.  Spring or early fall is best.  When overseeding existing turf, it is beneficial to mow the grass low prior to seeding, and then scarify, aerate, rake, or provide other means to allow for some seed to soil contact.

Here are seeding guidelines provided by University of Minnesota.

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