Diminutive Mediterranean members of the mint family with tiny, usually heavily scented leaves and masses of little flowers in whorls. Well suited to an herb garden or rock garden; prostrate, mat-forming types make good small-space groundcovers. Attractive to bees. Botanical names are constantly undergoing revision and often confusing.Thymus herba-barona
Fast growing to 2–4 in. high and 2 ft. or more wide; stems root as they spread. Forms a dense mat of wiry stems set with widely spaced ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves with caraway fragrance. Clusters of rose pink flowers in midsummer.
European native for rock gardens or naturalizing. In bulb and leaf, resembles small hyacinth, but 10-i...
Grows to 2 ft. tall. Smooth deep green leaves with yellow variegation have a spicy apple fragrance and...
This is a good compact variety (1 ft. tall) with large deep red flowers bordered in bright yellow.