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Thymus pseudolanuginosus

 
Thymus pseudolanuginosus
Synonym(s) Thymus lanuginosus
Common name woolly thyme
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-10)
Flowers purple (early summer)
Size 2"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Just about the lowest-growing groundcover in our garden, it's a wonderfully woolly cousin of creeping thyme. Planted in the front area of our rock garden, it forms a thin carpet that cascades down the front rocks, onto our front walkway. It can get a little ratty, and benefits from some shearing back once in a while.

woolly thyme

Thymus pseudolanuginosus
The foliage is evergreen, but turns a deeper shade in winter

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: rock garden annex

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