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Alpine Rock Thyme (Acinos)

Acinos alpinus
SKU: HC017524
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Alpine Rock Thyme (Acinos alpinus), a wildflower from the southern mountains of Europe, is small growing perennial that’s perfect for rock gardens and xeriscapes. Short spikes of large purple flower in the summer top glossy green foliage, attracting bees.
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Botanical Name
Acinos alpinus
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Groundcover, Long Bloom Time, Mass Plantings, Small Spaces
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
8-15" tall
Bloom Time


(6” tall x 8” wide) Alpine Rock Thyme is an Old World native from the mountains of Italy and southern Europe, making it an outstanding rock garden or xeriscape perennial. It thrives in sunny, dry, poor soil conditions. It has large, showy purple flowers that bloom in summer, and attractive small glossy green foliage that grows low-to-the-ground.  It's an excellent nectar source for honeybees. Recommended companion plants include other small growing rock garden plants like Firewitch Dianthus, Bluebells (Campanula) and Greek yarrow (Achillea).  

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