Elfin Creeping Thyme THYMUS cr. praecox
There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with some degree of spicy fragrance. This is a very low, bun or tuft-forming variety. Foliage is grey-green, smothered by soft-pink flowers in early summer. A slower growing form, but still excellent as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute or for planting between flagstones and in the rock garden.
Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen in warmer climates.