THYMUS serpyllum ‘Elfin’

Thyme, Creeping –

0499 Bushy or mat-forming herbs with small aromatic leaves and short spikes of flowers. Creeping varieties make an attractive ground cover. Blooms in late spring to early summer.

Spectacular ornamental herb with purple blooms and tiny evergreen leaves. Great for filling between stepping stones as it will tolerate light foot traffic. Works well in mixed beds or in pots when allowed to trail over the edges. Showy flowers and aromatic foliage.

Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item. 

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Thyme, Creeping
Elfin
Perennial – Ground Cover
4
Spring, Summer
Pink
Grey Green
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1-2″
4-8″

Harvesting Tips
Gather fresh thyme leaves as needed throughout the growing season. To dry thyme, cut stems after plants have flowered, waiting until new growth produces stems 3-4 inches long. Snip stems early in the day, after dew has dried, gathering stems into small bundles. Hang stems upside down in a dark, well-ventilated place. Check leaves for dryness; fully dry leaves crumble when pressed between fingers. Strip dried leaves from stems, and store in airtight jars.

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