Which Variety Of Purple Flowering Creeping Thyme Is It?

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What is the name of the creeping thyme in the middle of this page on right?. The purple and green.


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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Hi Kathryn-Brent Wilson wrote this artcle so hopefully he will know the cultivar of this creeping thyme. There are several cultivars of this species that range in color from pink, lavender, and purple. Thymus praecox 'Purple Kiss' and Thymus praecox 'Purple Beauty' are a few names of the creeping thyme with a more purple flower color. On the second page of the article there is a picture of the 'Elfin' Creeping Thyme that looks more lavender to me then pink when I have seen it in the nurseries. You might check with your local nursery or garden center to see if they have a creeping thyme with a color you like. Brent will see your question and most likely know the exact plant that is in the picture.

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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · John was right...Thymus praecox 'Purple Beauty'.

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Answer #6 · Kathryn Davis's Answer · I love the Blue Star Creeper. Thank you for the suggestion!)


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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I have the Blue Star Creeper growing between all the stepping stones in the paths in my back yard. I mixed the blue with the white variety. Seems the white variety blooms a little more. It does require a little supplemental water if there's prolonged periods of dry weather during summer.

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Answer #5 · Kathryn Davis's Answer · Is fall a good time to plant this? Do you know of a good place online to buy this?)


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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I would recommend waiting until fall or early spring to plant the Blue Star Creeper. Summer planting is okay but the plants do not ship well by mail during the hot summer months. If the temperatures are too high the plants will literally melt in the box.

Here's an online nursery you can get them from. If the link doesn't work for you just copy and paste it into your browser.

https://www.gardenerdirect.com/buy-plants-online/543/Toe-Ticklers-Stepable-Plants/Laurentia-axillaris-Blue-Stars-Blue-Star-Creeper

I usually buy them in 4 inch or quart size pots. Then, if the plants are filling the pots I gently divide the rootball into two or three sections using my fingers or a sharp knife. This helps to fit the plants in smaller gaps between stones or pavers and also saves some money:-) The plants spread quickly to fill the spaces. Hope these plants work well for you!

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Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Thank you! Do you have any pictures of this area in your backyard?

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Yes, I do. If you go to the Blue Star Creeper Plant File all of the pictures on it are from my backyard, which is one of the Wilson Bros Nursery Trial Gardens.

Here's a link to it:

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/63/Groundcover-Plants/Blue-Star-Creeper.html

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Answer #2 · Kathryn Davis's Answer · Thank you! I have flagstone down with tiny chipped stone. The small stones are washing away after 6 years of it been laid down. Will this grow with that planted in it? Also what is the green type in the picture. I like the mix.)


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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Thyme prefers a well-drained sandy to rocky soil so it should do fine between your flagstones and chips. It also prefers full to mostly sun. If the area is shady and well-drained you might consider dwarf mondo grass. If the area is shady and the soil is consistently moist then you might go with Blue Star Creeper or Mazus reptans.

The green-type in the picture is Woolly Thyme, which actually has more of a grey-green foliage.

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Answer #4 · Kathryn Davis's Answer · Thank you!!)



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Answer #3 · Kathryn Davis's Answer · Will this grow well in Maryland?)


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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Most thymes will grow as far north as zone 5 so you shouldn't have any problem with it in Maryland, which is zone 6b/7a

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