Elfin Thyme: Thymus serpyllum - 10CM Pot
Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin' is a low-growing perennial with aromatic foliage and tiny pink flowers. It forms a dense mat, making it an excellent choice for ground covers.
Caring for thyme plants involves providing them with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. Thyme prefers well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0. Plant them in a sunny location with at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Water the plants deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. Thyme is drought-tolerant and does well in slightly dry conditions. Trim the plants regularly to maintain their shape and promote bushier growth. Harvest the leaves as needed, taking care not to remove more than one-third of the plant at a time. Thyme is generally resistant to pests and diseases but keep an eye out for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your thyme plants will provide you with aromatic leaves that can be used for culinary purposes or as a fragrant addition to your garden.