Thymus Elfin Thyme

$5.95 per 3-inch pot

Thymus Elfin Thyme image
Thymus Elfin Thyme image
Thymus Elfin Thyme image

Thymus Elfin Thyme

$5.95 per 3-inch pot

About this plant

Height
1/4 to 1 inch
Hardiness
Zone 5
Flower Color
Dark Pink
Characteristics
Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving
Uses
Ground Cover, Ornamental

Growing & using Elfin Thyme

Elfin Thyme plant in the garden
Three month old Elfin Thyme plant started in early spring from one of our 2 3/4 inch containers. By the end of the first season it measured about 4 inches across.
Elfin Thyme growing between stepping stones.
The same Elfin Thyme plant at the end of the following year. This is actually two plants that have grown together.

Like all thymes if they have something to climb up, it will. Filling in the space with dirt, so the thyme may be planted level with the stones, will provide a smoother, flatter look.

Elfin Thyme flowers are the typical lilac color of most thymes. The tiny flowers are held very close to the ground. Some years it blooms a lot and some not so much. It blooms in early summer rather than in spring like many other ground cover thymes.

Elfin Thyme, like most thymes, needs at least five hours of sun a day to keep it from reaching for light and getting leggy.

Elfin Thyme plant ready for shipping.

Elfin Thyme’s small, closely spaced flowers and leaves makes it not only one of the smallest thymes but also one of the slowest growing thymes. Elfin Thyme is a good choice for planting between stepping stones where spaces may be very small.

It is often included in our popular Flagstone Filler 36-Plant Assortment, available in either 6 plants each of 6 different varieties, or 3 plants each of 12 different varieties.

Other flagstone fillers are Annie Hall Thyme, Highland Cream Thyme, Leprechaun Thyme, Mint Thyme, Pink Chintz Thyme, White Moss Thyme and Woolly Thyme.

Read more about Ground Cover Thymes.

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