Thymus serpyllum, Mother of Thyme

Bloom time: June to July

Height: 1-2"

Exposure: Full sun

Growing information: 

Mother of Thyme, also known as Thymus serpyllum, is a perennial herb that features small, delicate leaves and vibrant pink or purple flowers. Its compact and spreading growth habit creates a lush carpet-like effect, making it an excellent ground cover or border plant. The attractive foliage and colorful blooms will enhance the visual appeal of your garden.

The leaves of Mother of Thyme exude a delightful fragrance, reminiscent of a mixture of thyme and lemon. This aromatic herb will fill your garden with a pleasant scent, attracting butterflies and bees, which are essential for pollination. The fragrance can also be enjoyed indoors when the leaves are used in potpourri or as a natural air freshener.

Mother of Thyme is not only a beautiful addition to your garden but also a flavorful herb that can be used in various culinary creations. Its leaves have a slightly minty and lemony taste, making them a perfect addition to salads, soups, stews, and marinades. You can also infuse the leaves in oils or vinegars to add a unique flavor to your dishes.

One of the greatest advantages of growing Mother of Thyme is its low-maintenance nature. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. This herb is drought-tolerant and can withstand dry conditions, making it an ideal choice for gardens with limited water availability. Once established, Mother of Thyme requires minimal care, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced gardeners.




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