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Thymus pseudolanuginosus
ENLARGE IMAGE Lightly scented woolly thyme

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

The softest thyme available
Item: #THYPS3P
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $11.19
  • Lightly fragrant sun ground cover
  • Handsome when planted between stepping stones
  • Drought tolerant & deer resistant
  • Flowers benefit pollinators
  • Ship size: 3 ½" Pot
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Thymus pseudolanuginosus Description

Plants aren’t ordinarily cozy, but woolly thyme is simply the cuddliest ground cover we’ve come across. Its stems and leaves are covered in dense hair, which provides the soft to the touch feeling that both adults and children enjoy. This cute little ground cover is just half an inch tall and spreads quickly to 12” wide, terrific for use between stepping stones, at shade garden edges, or in containers. Its light pink summer borne flowers attract bees, but not much notice from humans as they are quite tiny. Woolly thyme isn’t nearly as needy as some of the ground covers you’ve come across, as it resents wet soils and doesn’t need a bit of fertilizing. Please note that its leaves are not suitable for eating.

Special features: Attracts butterflies, benefits pollinators, cold hardy, deer resistant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, fast-growing, lightly fragrant, ground cover

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Thymus pseudolanguinosus
  • Common name:
    Woolly thyme
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    3 1/2" Pot
  • Soil type:
    Sandy to poor soil, normal
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x width:
    3" X 3-12"
  • Flower color:
    Pale pink
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Early summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine & rock, container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, pollinator garden
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Soil: Grows easily in average soils, but prefers sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Will tolerate and perform well in poor soils.
Light: Performs best in full sun.
Water: Prefers dry conditions and will not tolerate overly moist or soggy conditions. Likely to develop root rot if overwatered in soil that has poor drainage.
Spacing: 6-12" apart
Fertilizing: Does not require fertilizer.
Winterizing: If planted in its coldest zone (5) it benefits from original garden placement in an area protected from strong, freezing winds in winter. If already planted in a cold corridor, cover with mulch.
Maintenance & pruning: If it starts to get woody and leggy, sheer back to last layer of healthy green and it will bulk up. In spring all old foliage can be trimmed off.