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Thymus praecox 'Minor'

Minor Miniature Thyme

Thyme

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Arguably one of the lowest-growing groundcover perennials available, this tiny spreader literally hugs the ground with its miniscule leaves, lilac-pink flowers appear on short stalks in summer; a very low maintenance plant, excellent for the rock garden

Description

Arguably one of the lowest-growing groundcover perennials available, this tiny spreader literally hugs the ground with its miniscule leaves, lilac-pink flowers appear on short stalks in summer; a very low maintenance plant, excellent for the rock garden

Landscape Attributes

Minor Miniature Thyme is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Minor Miniature Thyme is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Minor Miniature Thyme will grow to be only 1 inch tall at maturity extending to 3 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

2a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

1 inch (3 inches with the flowers)

12 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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