The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Thymus serpyllum

creeping thyme

Photo of Thymus serpyllum


A lovely, creeping thyme producing masses of clear pink flowers in June and July. It's an ideal ground cover plant for a sunny border or rock garden or in paving crevices. Useful for attracting bees and other beneficial pollinating insects into the garden, the aromatic leaves release a lovely scent whenever they are trodden on.


  • Perennials

Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Scented foliage

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained alkaline to neutral soil in full sun. After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.


Size: Small

Pot size: 9cm

Eventual height: 10cm

Eventual spread: 45cm


  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline