All Things Hobby Miniature Plants: Elfin thyme

Common Name: Elfin thyme

Genus:: Thymus

Species:: serpyllum

Cultivar: 'Elfin'

Plant type
Groundcover
Perennials

Height
1 - 3 inches

Spread
6-9 inches

USDA Hardiness Zone
4a = -30 to -25F / -31.7 to -34.4C
4b = -25 to -20F / -28.9 to -31.6C

Sun exposure
sun to partial shade
full sun

Water Needs
dry
allow soil to dry between waterings
drought tolerant

Form
horizontal

Growth rate
slow

Foliage
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Green

Bloom season
summer

Bloom Color
rose/mauve

Soil conditions
neutral
sandy
well drained

Does well in containers?
yes

Invasive?
No, Not known to be invasive

Image
(Image by BlueFox)
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