Thymus Spicy Orange

Creeping Thyme
$13.95 ea.
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Plant Near Sitting Areas to Enjoy Aroma
Its needle-shaped evergreen foliage tolerates moderate foot traffic and each step will release its delightfully spicy-orange perfume. Easily divides to soften spaces between flagstones. Nooks and crannies provide ideal conditions for Thyme. A carpet of lavender-pink flowers in summer. Thymus Spicy Orange is a low-growing, tough groundcover. Native to the Mediterranean region, Thyme needs good drainage and prefers drier conditions once established. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species

Height Short 2-4"

Spacing Plant 10-12" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Edgers
  • Groundcovers
  • Foot Traffic Tolerant

Thymus General Information

Creeping Thyme is a valuable plant in the perennial world. All are low mats of evergreen texture and scent, useful between stepping stones and in cracks. All prefer good drainage. Flowers and foliage color are additional assets. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Thymus Plant Care

Will tolerate most soils provided they are well-drained (especially in winter). Division can be done in spring or fall. Can be divided and replanted to regenerate growth or dig and transplant a few rooted sections to establish a new area. Cut off any winter damage to new growth in early spring. Any heavy pruning should be done before August. Evergreen in winter.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October