Soft and silvery, Woolly Thyme is in a class by itself. Tightly knit, it makes a great filler for in between pavers or along borders. It rarely flowers which makes it a good choice for those allergic to bees. It is the grayest of all the thymes and should not be confused with the prolific bloomer and greener leaved Hall’s Woolly Thyme.
Woolly Thyme is really better suited for growing in smaller spaces like in between flagstones. Other thymes we like to use in between stepping stones are Annie Hall Thyme, Elfin Thyme, Highland Cream Thyme, Leprechaun Thyme, Mint Thyme, Pink Chintz Thyme and White Moss Thyme.
We have had some success with growing Woolly Thyme in partial shade in our hot summer climates. Drainage should be excellent and, in our area, watering regularly is a must. It grows slowly and can die out in patches if watering is not even.