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Thyme (Broadleaf) Thymus pulegioides
1. Foxley
A highly desirable and popular groundcover, forming a dense low mat with spikes of lilac-white flowers throughout summer, beautiful fragrant variegated foliage that is larger and more broadleaf; needs a dry and sunny location, can take light foot traffic.

Variegated Broadleaf Thyme is smothered in stunning spikes of lilac purple flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive burgundy flower buds. It's attractive fragrant round leaves remain green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the year.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Commonly used for seasoning meats, fish, poultry, soups and vegetables.

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2. Spicy Orange
Spicy Orange is a unique looking thyme. It has light green needle-shaped leaves. It is a creeping and somewhat wiry thyme that is nice in the border garden, between flagstones or as a ground cover. It can withstand moderate foot traffic and gives off a 'spicy orange' scent when you brush against it. When it flowers in the early summer, it will have flower spikes with pale pink flowers. It's drought tolerant once established. It's also attractive to butterflies. 8D-North Click to display 2"-3" 10"-12" 4-9 4˝" White
Thyme (Creeping) Thymus doerfleri
3. Doone Valley
This low, creeping variety, has dark green foliage, tipped with bright gold in fall and winter. Pleasant lemony fragrance. Nice display of bright purple-pink flowers in mid summer. Can be used in between flagstones and will tolerate moderate foot traffic. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. Drought tolerant, once established. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. 8D-North Click to display 2"-4" 12"-23" 4-9 4˝" White
Thymus serpyllum
4. Elfin
Thyme Elfin has tiny, aromatic, evergreen leaves which form a tight creeping plant. As it can withstand light foot-traffic it's great when planted between stepping stones. It's also nice in pots where it can trail over the sides or in a mixed bed. When it blooms in the summer, its flowers are purple-pink. Elfin Thyme is also one of the slower growing thyme varieties. 8D-North Click to display 2"-4" 18"-24" 4-9 4˝" White
5. Mother of Thyme
Evergreen foliage is glossy green on mat-forming plants. Rose-purple flowers, June-July. Use for ground cover, edging, rock gardens, rock pathways. 8D-North Click to display 3"-6" 6"-12" 3-8 4˝" White
6. Pink Chintz
One of the first thymes to flower each year, this charming and reliable cultivar bursts into bloom in early spring with unique salmon-pink flowers. Its fuzzy olive-green foliage forms a mat 1 to 2 inches tall and 18 inches wide. It is one of the most tolerant of thymes of dry conditions, but grows robustly with plenty of water. 8D-North Click to display 1"-2" 14"-18" 5-8 4˝" White
Thyme (English) Thymus vulgaris
7. English Thyme
An excellent deterrent to pests in the vegetable garden! Thyme is essential in French cooking, as well as in almost any American dish, including casseroles, most vegetables, soups, stuffings, and sauces. The aromatic flavor holds up well during long cooking times. 8D-North Click to display 12"-18" 18"-24" 5-9 4˝" White
Thyme (Lemon-Scented) Thymus citriodorus
8. Silver Edged
Tiny silver-gray leaves with a clean white edge form semi-upright plants and sport white flowers. Excellent for edging, culinary and medicinal uses. 8D-North Click to display 8"-10" 15"-18" 5-9 4˝" White
Thymus x citriodorus
9. Lemon Thyme
Tiny, light green leaves with lemon scent on spreading plant. Use for ground cover, rock gardens, edging. 8D-North Click to display 6"-8" 10"-12" 3-9 4˝" White

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