Mixed Creeping Thyme Seed
(P/1")(FS) Z4-9 Thymes will cross-pollinate very easily, which is why we take cuttings of parent plants to propogate true varieties at our nursery. The seeds for this exciting selection have been harvested from many of our creeping varieties, such as red creeping, white moss, tuffet, pink ripple, creeping lemon and many more. You will get offspring from the parent plants as well as the probability of many new ones! The general heigth of these thymes is 1/2" tall. The difference from our other selections is there will be a nice mix of foliage color, texture and shape. There will also be a larger variety of flower color, shape, size and blooming time.
This item is harvested in fall. When we sell out, you may preorder more for late fall shipment by placing the order and prepaying.
One packet averages 400 seeds. Thyme seed is very, very small so the amount of area a packet will cover depends on how careful you are at sowing the seed. For planting a 1" space between pavers, I would recommend one packet per 6-10 feet.
I have been asked many times about the number of seeds it takes to plant a lawn and when to plant it. Can we plant it in fall etc. I normally plant ours in pots in the greenhouse for resale not as lawns. So in order to give accurate information on October 4th one year I planted a test plot to see what would happen. The area was 4'X 5' or 20 sq. ft. I used 1/2 gram of seed or one packet of seed which worked out to be one seed per sq. inch. We have occasional rain in Fall so I didn't need to water it. The temperatures at that time of year vary from about 60 degrees daytime to the 40s at night. The seeds germinated in about 2 weeks at that temperature. They were doing really well until the first frosts came which caused the ground to upheave, killing the plants because they then dried out since their roots didn't go very deep. Therefore I would suggest planting way sooner or in early spring when they can develop a deeper root system. The amount of seed seemed correct. However we highly recommend starting your seeds indoors under best growing conditions in plug flats. Checkout our video about starting seeds in plug flats....Go To Video 'How to start creeping thyme seeds'