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Creeping Thyme - Groundcover & Alternative Lawn Grass Seed

Thymus serpyllum ~~
Creeping Thyme in Bloom- Lawn Alternative - GroundcoverCreeping Thyme Seed produces a low growing perennial evergreen groundcover that is beautiful and can handle foot traffic (like most grass lawns) making it suitable for use as an alternative grass for lawns, planted between stepping stones, as a cascading plant over rocks... just use your imagination. Creeping thyme seed produces sensually fragrant flowers, grows in sun or shade (may be sparse in full shade), and is easier to contain than most groundcovers. Click on the image of Creeping Thyme for a larger view.

Seedland offers 2 cultivars of Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
  • Dwarf Creeping Thyme - Which grow to a height of 4 to 6 inches
  • Common Wild Creeping Thyme - Which grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches
Creeping wild thyme forms a thick, very fragrant mat although not as fragrant as the thyme variety T. vulgaris. which grows taller and will not tolerate foot traffic like this variety - Thymus serpyllum. Creeping thyme is an evergreen that is attractive even when not blooming and it is drought tolerant. What a trouble free groundcover... sure beats mowing the lawn.

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Thyme, Creeping
Code Name Image Price    
WFA-0895-01 Common Wild Creeping Thyme Seed - Lawn or Groundcover - 1 lb. Seed - Thymus pulegiodes #TSER $86.40
WFA-0895-02 Common WIld Creeping Thyme Seed - Lawn or Groundcover - 2 lb. Wildflower - Thymus pulegiodes #TSER $162.00
WFA-0895-05 Common Wild Creeping Thyme - Lawn or Groundcover - 5 lb. Wildflower Seed - Thymus pulegiodes #TSER $378.00
WFA-0895-HALF Common Wild Creeping Thyme - Thumus pulegiodes - Eco-Lawn or Groundcover - 1/2 lb. Wildflower Seed - $45.90
WFA-TSED-HALF SOLD OUT until 2021 - Dwarf Creeping Thyme Seed - Lawn or Groundcover - 1/2 lb. Wildflower Seed Thym $0.00
WFA-TSED-01 SOLD OUT until 2021 - Dwarf Creeping Thyme Seed - Lawn or Groundcover - 1 lb. Wildflower Seed Thymus $0.00
WFA-TSED-02 SOLD OUT - Dwarf Creeping Thyme Seed - Lawn or Groundcover - 2 lb. Wildflower Seed Thymus serpyllum $0.00
WFA-TSED-05 SOLD OUT - Dwarf Creeping Thyme Seed - Lawn or Groundcover - 5 lb. Wildflower Seed Thymus serpyllum $0.00

Planting, Maintaining & Growing Creeping Thyme

This perennial evergreen herb is easy to grow and maintain. The Dwarf Variety of creeping thyme will reach a height of 4 to 6 inches while the Common Wild cultivar of creeping thyme will reach a height of 6 to 12 inches.
  • Planting Rate: 1/8 lb to 5,000 Sq. Ft.; Space plants around 24" apart.
  • Planting Depth: 1/4" - No deeper; Note some people just scatter the seed with good results. We recommend covering the seed slightly when possible.
  • Sunlight Required: Grows in sun to light shade - will tolerate heavier shade but may become straggly and not bloom. Blooms in spring through September.
  • Water: After establishing, creeping thyme is drought tolerant.
  • Soil: Prefers a dry well draining soil with modest fertility.
  • Mowing: Due to low growth height, creeping thyme does not need mowing, although you may want to mow off dead blooms and to help the stems fill in. Set mower height just low enough to take off dead blooms but not low enough to damage the stems. A preferred method would be to let nature take it's course rather than mowing.
  • Germination: Creeping Thyme germinates within 24 to 35 days.
  • Seeds/lb.: 2,700,000 - Common Wild; 3,1000,000 Dwarf Creeping Thyme
  • Propagation: You may divide the established plants and re-plant during the early spring months after frost. Creeping Thyme will also reseed itself.
  • Fertilization: Organically - use fish fertilizer in late spring/early summer.

We here at Seedland are happy to bring you this eco-friendly product. For more information on alternative lawns please see our informational website

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The Premium Regional mixtures and the Value mixtures are our most popular choices in a wildflower mixture. In some cases, a special-use mixture can be a more suitable choice for your wild flower project. 

Each of the wildflower mixtures sold by Seedland contain a selection of species suitable for the specific usage.  The exact percentage ratio in the mix of each species is determined by the bloom time, soil types, climatic conditions, species type, aggressiveness, current availability, flower color, performance and cost.  The end result is a balanced wildflower mixture perfectly designed from the knowledge gained from over 20 years of actual field trial experience. 

*CUSTOMER NOTE:  All quotations & orders subject to seed availability. Mixture may vary occasionally from the indicated listing, based on availability of individual species.  All prices subject to change without notice.

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