Wooly Thyme

Not to be mistaken with culinary thyme, Wooly thyme still have fragrant but not edible leaves.  It’s fuzzy leaves and sprawling habit make this perennial a great choice for a rock garden.  It is a very forgiving plant therefore try planting some between flagstones on a walkway.  Trimming will keep it tidy but generally this plant is simple to grow.  Divide in the Spring or Fall to give you more plants to spread around.

Wooly Thyme

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Light textured, well draining
  • Height: 3-12″
  • Width: Up to 18″
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Purple
  • Foliage Colour: Velvety gray/green
  • Pests and Disease: Fungus
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, slopes, groundcover
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, fragrant, dried, drought tolerant attracts butterflies
  • Zone: 4-9

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