Thymus woolly Description
Creeping Thyme is one of the best low-growing drought tolerant ground covers for sunny & dry spots in the garden.
Woolly Thyme is perfect for planting around stepping stones, over rock walls or boulders, in containers or as an edging plant. Grey foliage has a woolly texture and soft to the touch. You'll love the low growing dense habit which helps to smother out weeds in the garden. Small pink flowers in summer. (although rarely flowers)
This deer-proof and hardy ground cover thrives in poor, sandy soil and tolerates moderate amounts of foot traffic.
Woolly Thyme makes the perfect colorful & fragrant carpet for planting at the base of Sedums, KnockOut Roses, Ornamental Grasses.
Plant in normal to sandy soil with excellent drainage. Easy to grow with low moisture requirements. Creeping Thyme tolerates heat and humidity without any effort on their part.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Tolerates Foot Traffic
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Woolly Creeping Thyme
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1" X 18"
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Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Will grow in most well-drained soils. The addition of peat moss, processed manure, or compost are excellent soil additives to the soil at planting time. Mix them about 50% with your existing soil.
Light: Full Sun -- Will handle shade, but full sun is needed for best foliage and bloom.
Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy as plants establish them selves. Once established, tolerates dry conditions. Dislikes wet conditions, especially in the winter. A layer of gravel on the soil around them will help protect the foliage from wet soils.
Fertilizing: Feed plants lightly in spring with fish fertilizer, or any type of liquid plant food.
Winterizing: In the northern part of its range, cover the plants with pine boughs or some other lightweight mulch to protect the plants over the winter. Prune away winter-killed stems in spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: Because it is a woody perennial, it will eventually grow tough bases and stems, at which point you can cut it back to promote more delicate new growth. In the West, prune plants at any time to keep them dense. In the South, plants may "mug off" in summer heat and humidity cut back and once weather cools you will see a flush of re-growth. Can be dug and divided during the cooler spring months of March, April and May.
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