Woolly thyme Thymus pseudolanuginosus Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus) TY-mus soo-doe-lan-oo-gan-OH-sus Synonyms: T. lanuginosus Genus: Thymus Woolly thyme—the wooliest of all thymes—forms a dense ground-covering mat of tiny, densely hairy leaves. The foliage has barely any fragrance and is unsuitable for culinary use. In summer, tiny pink tubular flowers appear. Plants grow to only one inch or so in height and spread to about a foot across. Noteworthy Characteristics: Woolly thyme thrives in any dry, well-drained spot. Patios, walks, rock gardens, stone walls, and pond borders all benefit from the creeping, cascading habit of woolly thyme. It also spills gracefully over stone walls and can be grown between pavers. Care: Provide well-drained, average, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. It will rot in moist soils. Cut back when needed to maintain appearance. Propagation: Divide in spring or fall, or sow seed in spring. Thymes are slow to germinate and hybridize regularly. Problems: Gray mold, root rot. Overview Height Less than 6 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 Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Pink Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Waterside Style Cottage Garden, Herb Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant, Frost Tolerant Type Herbs Related Plants to Thymus pseudolanuginosus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Mother of thyme Thymus polytrichus subsp. britannicus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Thyme Thymus 'Pink Ripple' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Mother of thyme Thymus serphyllum 'Annie Hall' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Silver thyme Thymus × citriodorus 'Argenteus' View the discussion thread.