Thymus Leprechaun Thyme

$5.95 per 3-inch pot

Thymus Leprechaun Thyme image
Thymus Leprechaun Thyme image
Thymus Leprechaun Thyme image

Thymus Leprechaun Thyme

$5.95 per 3-inch pot

About this plant

Height
1/4 to 1/2 Inch
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 5-11
Flower Color
Light Pink
Characteristics
Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving
Uses
Fragrant, Ground Cover, Ornamental

Growing & using Leprechaun Thyme

Leprechaun Thyme in Bloom
Tiny rare blooms of Leprechaun Thyme.

Leprechaun Thyme is a Mountain Valley Growers’ introduction. Discovered here growing among Pink Lemonade Thyme, also a Mountain Valley Growers’ introduction, and Elfin Thyme, it combines attributes of both of these to give us a distinctive tiny leaved thyme perfect for growing between flagstones. Leprechaun Thyme has a light lemony scent which is unusual among ground cover thymes which, for the most part, have no scent.

We have been growing and trialing Leprechaun Thyme for several years. We wanted to make sure it was different enough from our other creeping thymes before we added it to our list of ground cover thymes. We are pleased to announce that Leprechaun Thyme very much deserves a place on our list and in your garden.

Leprechaun Thyme used as a ground cover

These little patches of Leprechaun Thyme were planted from plugs three years ago on six inch centers. The bright green leaves are closely spaced and held close to the ground. Because the leaves are so tiny and the stem segments so short Leprechaun Thyme spreads slowly, which makes it an ideal choice for in between stepping stones.

A more rapidly growing ground cover thyme like Pink Lemonade Thyme, would have been a better choice for this location.

Tiny Leprechaun Flowers

It is not just the leaves that are petite, the flowers of Leprechaun Thyme are also really small and are held very close to the ground. The little pink flowers do not usually cover the plant but pop up here and there which makes for less of a dead-head show when flowering is done. In fact we never notice when they are through flowering because the flowers are so tiny.

Read more about Ground Cover Thymes.

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