Nutmeg Thyme THYMUS praecox
There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with some degree of spicy fragrance. This flat-growing Thyme features nutmeg-scented green leaves, smothered by mauve-pink flowers in early summer. A strong grower, ideal as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute or for planting between flagstones, tolerating moderate traffic.
Nutmeg 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.