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Thymus serpyllum Elfin Thyme


Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'

Elfin Thyme   DROUGHT-WISE
Thymus serpyllum Elfin is one of our best sellers and is
included in our Tough Ten STEPABLES Creeping Perennial line!
This Miniature Thyme forms a tight solid mat of gray/green
foliage that is a perfect choice for a lawn replacement.
 Elfin Thyme is simply gorgeous when in bloom with its light pink flowers covering
the green-gray foliage completely in summer.
It creates a versatile groundcover that will cover dry slopes,
fill in between stepping stones or creep over a rock.
This plant needs sharp drainage to succeed. Over watering will impair growth.
Drought Tolerant/Drought-Wise 
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Part Sun   Sun Foot Traffic:
Bloom Time : Summer
Flower color : Pink
Foliage : Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color : Gray
Growth Rate : Slow 2"-4" a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1/8" - 1/4" (Tight to ground with small/no flower )
Planting Area Environment : Low Water (Dry area little to no water),Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Part Sun,Sun
Search Foot Traffic : Heavy
Soil : Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : Continuous
Zone: 4,5,6,7,8
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -30
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant Yes
Pool Area No
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area No
Kid Traffic No
Scented Yes
Dog Traffic No
Butterfly Friendly Yes
Attracts Bees Yes
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control Yes
Attract Hummingbirds Yes
Attract Butterflies Yes
Attract Bees Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant Yes
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Gardening Tips from Fran

Thymus Elfin has become one of the best lawn substitution plants we offer in the STEPABLES Creeping Perennial program.

We added it to our Tough Ten program because...well, it is just that good! It is slower than all of the other Thymes in growth speed.

Elfin Thyme stays put and doesn't take over your garden. Low to no maintenance!

Yep! it's a good one!!Plant closer together to get a faster fill in time and you will be happy with your results.

 It tends to be a heavy feeder and general liquid fertilizers work best throughout the

growing season from March through June.

This is indeed a true Fairy Garden Plant if I ever saw one!

-Fran White,
 aka 'The STEPABLES Lady'


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