Golden Creeping Thyme
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Golden Creeping Thyme

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Great Color and Versatility Golden Creeping Thyme

  • Low-Maintenance Edible Herb
  • Produces Showy Clusters of Purple Flowers
  • Excellent Ground Cover
  • Aromatic

Don't settle for a bland and boring ground cover. Add a blast of lime-green and yellow to your yard with some Golden Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Golden'). This aromatic and vibrant edible herb is delicious and visually stunning.

It's a rare thing to find an herb that's so easy to grow and offers such vast benefits. Golden Creeping Thyme shines in the sunlight with bright yellow foliage. It will create great texture and contrast for your garden.

And if you're a fan of flowers, the Golden Creeping Thyme offers an abundant display of lavender-flowered clusters in summer. These showy array of flowers pop against petite green leaves. You'll love these violet beauties, and your pollinators will, too. Butterflies are drawn to thyme and will make regular visits.

Golden Creeping Thyme may be beautiful, but it is also quite useful! When you're looking for the right herb to bring your roast to life, you can grab a handful of this for a punchy flavor. This variety provides a more subtle thyme flavor than others.

As its name implies, this evergreen herb makes a wonderful ground cover. It isn't a fast grower, but it will spread evenly in a thick mat of attractive green. It grows well in low-moisture, making it perfect for sandy, dry regions of your yard.

Many gardeners utilize their Golden Creeping Thyme as floriferous filler for low-lying interest in containers. It also makes an ideal option for filling in areas that could use a bit of color like a sandy or rocky embankment or between pavers leading to your home.

While this herb is known for filling kitchens with a mouthwatering aroma, it will also fill your garden with a fresh and fragrant scent. The Golden Creeping Thyme offers a spicy, lemony aroma.

This herb isn't just useful, it's easy to grow, too. It performs best in a sunny area that isn't too damp. It grows well in dry to medium-moisture soil that drains quickly. You can easily trim it back to control its spreading and shape.

Order your Golden Creeping Thyme now, it's worth its weight in gold!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Golden Creeping Thyme Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Botanical Name Thymus serpyllum 'Golden'
Mature Height 2 - 4 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Perennial (Herb)
Foliage Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes