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Reiter Creeping Thyme

Thymus serpyllum 'Reiter'
SKU: HC016232
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plant - 2.5" pot
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Thymus Reiter (Reiter Creeping Thyme) is one of the most vigorous creeping thymes with its stems of olive-green foliage rooting as they spread across the soil. Blooming in mid-summer with prolific lavender-pink flowers, it makes an excellent small-scale lawn substitute. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Thymus serpyllum 'Reiter'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Small Spaces
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


3" tall x 30" wide. Thymus Reiter (Reiter Creeping Thyme) is a variety that comes highly recommended, being a tough, vigorous ground cover suitable for covering larger patches of ground in your yard. Probably the most tolerant of foot traffic, its rich olive green foliage grows so thickly that it also chokes out most weeds. Watch for the extravagant display of lavender flowers in mid-summer. Thymus 'Reiter' makes an excellent contrasting carpet to show off taller gray or blue-leafed plants like Gray Santolina, Artemisia 'Powis Castle', or Lavender 'Hidcote.' Faded flowers can be trimmed off with a lawnmower when deadheading large plantings like a thyme lawn. Summer blooming. (Cutting propagated.) Can tolerate occasional foot traffic.

Flat of 32 plants will cover 80 square feet when planted together

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