Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin' (3.5-inch pot)
Common names: Elfin Thyme, dwarf thyme, creeping thyme
- Height: 1-2 Inches
- Spread: 12-18 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Full Sun to Part Shade
- Evergreen ornamental herb
- Tolerates light foot traffic
- Cascades Over Walls
Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin', commonly known as Elfin thyme, is a dwarf variety of creeping thyme that is native to Europe and Asia. It is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is closely related to the common thyme. The name "Elfin" refers to the plant's small size.
Elfin thyme grows to a height of only 1-2 inches and spreads to a width of 12-18 inches. An evergreen herb, leaves are small and gray-green in color. The flowers are small and purple-pink and appear in summer.
Elfin thyme prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Once established Elfin is drought-tolerant and does not require much care. Performs best with average water and well-drained soil - even rocky, sandy, poor soil. Will cascade over walls and grow well between stones.
Easy to grow and tolerate foot traffic for Elfin thyme is a popular choice for groundcover, in borders, rock gardens and between steppingstones.
- Water regularly during the first year after planting.
- Fertilize once a year in spring with a balanced fertilizer.
- Pinch back the flowers to encourage growth.
- Divide every 3-4 years to keep the plant healthy.
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Great plants, healthy and were packed very carefully. After receiving our 1st order of 25 plants, we ordered 75 more!
This was the 2nd of 2 identical orders. While the first order's plant weren't completely filled out, all of the plants in the 2nd order looked great and transplanted well.
Have purchased the elfin thyme two years in a row and i'm slowly filling in our stone path walkway. It's always packaged so well and the plants are extremely dense and healthy. Have been thoroughly pleased!
I preordered these plants prior to spring shipping began. Bloomin Design kept me informed by email the expected shipping information. The plants were received very well packaged and in great shape. The plants are very healthy and full.
received all plants in the mail. Very healthy and still moist. Have them in the ground after 2 days and they look great!
I received my order and was so impressed with the quality and size of the Thyme that was shipped. All plants were full and healthy. Thank you!
I have been filling my walkway with Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin' from Bloomin Designs for the past two years and I must say that the quality of the plants I received was good to excellent. The service was even more impressive given the fact that when I did receive some plants closer to the war months of the year, they were replaced with no fuss. I would recommend Bloomin Designs to anyone seeking healthy plants and great costumer service.