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A choice Creeping Thyme which forms low growing, 2 inch tall carpets of green aromatic, lemon-scented leaves. Plants are blanketed in carmine-pink flowers in late spring and summer. They are loved by butterflies. Vigorous and easy to grow, 'Magic Carpet' thyme is an excellent small scale ground cover. Also beautiful between stepping stones or in containers. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 6-12 inches apart.
Comments: Full to part sun. 'Magic Carpet' creeping thyme accepts a wide range of soils as long as drainage is good. Needs little summer water once established, will fill-in faster with moderate water. Tolerates light foot traffic. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts bees and butterflies.