Thymus Spicy Orange

Creeping Thyme
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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


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

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen

Planting Sites

  • 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.