Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
Diminutive Mediterranean members of the mint family with tiny, usually heavily scented leaves and masses of little flowers in whorls. Well suited to herb garden, rock garden; prostrate, mat-forming types make good small-space ground covers. Attractive to bees.Thymus pseudolanuginosus
Sometimes sold as T. praecox arcticus ‘Pseudolanuginosus‘. Forms a flat to undulating mat 2-3 in. high, 3 ft. wide. Stems are densely clothed with elliptical, woolly gray leaves. Blooms seldom and sparsely; when it does, produces pinkish flowers in leaf joints in midsummer. Becomes slightly rangy in winter. Use in rock crevices, between stepping-stones, spilling over bank or raised bed, covering small patches of ground.
Native from the Himalayas to eastern Asia. Sturdy, leafy warm-weather plant grows very quickly to 2 or...
Perennials in Zones 6–9, 14–24; treated as annuals elsewhere (grow as a winter annual in Z...
Flowers are bright orange-scarlet.