Mother of thyme

Thymus serphyllum 'Annie Hall'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jane Grushow
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Mother of thyme (Thymus serphyllum 'Annie Hall')
TY-mus sir-FIL-lum
Synonyms:  T. praecox 'Annie Hall'
Genus:  Thymus
'Annie Hall' forms a prostrate mat with small, narrow leaves and is covered with pale purple-pink flowers in late spring. Plants can grow to 10 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Thrives in any dry, well-drained spot. Patios, walks, rock gardens, stone walls, and pond borders all benefit from the creeping, mounding, cascading habit of thyme. It also spills gracefully over stone walls and this species is one of the best for growing between pavers. Thymes are well-loved by bees and butterflies.
Care:  Provide well-drained, average, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. In early spring, cut back hard and, later, lightly trim back after flowering.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or fall. Sow seed in spring. Thymes are slow to germinate and hybridize regularly.
Problems:  Gray mold, root rot

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden,
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Herbs

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