A Canada No.1 Ground Cover mixture. Lovely, creeping plants are well suited to full sun/light shade.
A Canada No.1 Ground Cover mixture. Lovely, creeping plants are well suited to full sun or light shade. Plants grow to 10-15 cm (4-6") tall and withstand substantial foot traffic. Small purple flowers appear in mid to late summer. Note: Creeping Thyme browns off over winter looking like dried twigs in early spring. Don't be alarmed, this is normal. The thyme lawn will bounce back after April rains and warm sunshine. Perennial hardy to Zone 4
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How To Grow
Create your own Wild Thyme Lawn by sowing a mix of seed and sand blended together. We provide you with a 25 gram package of Wild Thyme seed, enough to sow 150 sq. metre or (1600 sq. ft.) of lawn. You provide the play sand (available from the local nursery, garden centre). Why sand you ask? Well thyme seed size is very small and blends best with sand for easier spreading. Mix seed/sand together in a fertilizer spreader and broadcast evenly over the area. Keep moist and be patient, germination may require up to 30 days and sometimes longer. Between flagstone for a walkway, mix seed and sand together and spinkle or brush into cracks between stones as early in the spring as possible. Our experience has shown that it loves the cold/damp conditions of early April.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct Early Spring or Fall
Days to Emergence
Germination is slow. Some seeds may germinate in the second year.