~Dwarf Creeping Thyme~
Mat forming ground cover that holds tightly to slopes and contours like carpeting. Makes a lovely small scale ground cover, use in rock gardens, between stepping stones or anywhere a tight carpet of foliage would look good.
Bloom: Short spikes of pink flowers bloom on top of foliage. Prolific in full sun.
Habit: 1" tall by 12" wide.
Exposure: Full sun to light shade.
Site: Needs well drained soil.
Spreading rate: Medium. Roots down as it creeps across the ground.
Fertilizing: Feed in early spring and again lightly in early fall. Use a balanced fertilizer, preferably one containing a slow release nitrogen source. Always follow the manufacturer's label recommendations when making any applications of fertilizer. Be sure to rinse the fertilizer off the foliage.
Watering: Regular summer water should be provided the first couple of years to ensure good plant establishment and to promote maximum growth. Though somewhat drought tolerant, it flourishes with a couple deep waterings during the driest months of late summer.
Pruning: Prune as you wish to control height and shape.
Foot traffic: Tolerates foot traffic.
Hardiness: -20° to -10° F.