Highland Cream Thyme
Highland Cream Thyme
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Highland Cream Thyme

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Versatile and Attractive Highland Cream Thyme

  • Easy to Grow Edible Herb
  • Low-Growing
  • Spreads for Ground Cover
  • Pleasant Lemon Scent
  • Pink Summer Flowers
  • Deer and Rabbit Resistant
  • Brings Butterflies

Some herbs can be so fussy, but not this one. An exceptionally attractive evergreen herb that can stand up to most soil types, the Highland Cream Thyme (Thymus praecox 'Highland Cream') is a great choice if you want to spice up your garden!

Highland Cream Thyme is a garden MVP. This delightful plant offers great color and versatility. Its foliage is medium green with variegated yellow margins. It even blooms in the summertime with petite and soft pink clusters of flowers.

The Highland Cream Thyme has one of the freshest fragrances you'll find. This plant will fill the air with a citrusy-lemon scent.

Imagine that bare spot in your garden as a lush green mat with a fresh aroma. Also known as "Creeping Thyme," this low-growing plant has a knack for spreading. This means it makes an amazing ground cover and filler. Plant it on a sloped area of your yard for a blanket of yellow and green. It even holds up well to light foot traffic.

As an evergreen, Highland Cream Thyme will keep your garden green and fresh all year round. Prepare to enjoy some winged garden visitors. It is a natural favorite for pollinators like butterflies, too. You don't have to worry about deer destroying it, either. This plant is deer-resistant and rabbit resistant.

And just when you thought it couldn't get better, the Highland Cream Thyme grows well in a wide range of soil conditions! It prefers well-drained soil with low moisture, but it will grow in sandy soil. It thrives in full or partial sun and, once established, is quite drought tolerant.

Because it grows well in partial shade, you can use this charming plant as an accent in your garden or in those tight spots that don't get very much water. If you need a pop of green in an area that's gray, this plant will crawl across your rock garden or look lovely along the path to your front door.

And, of course, you can cook with Highland Cream Thyme. It offers a fresh thyme flavor that tastes amazing on chicken and pork! It will also jazz up roasted veggies.

It's time to order yourself some Highland Cream Thyme. This versatile plant will add green to your garden and add flavor to any dishes you cook. Don't pass up the chance to take advantage of this endearing and useful edible herb. Order today!

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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.

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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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Highland Cream Thyme Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Thymus praecox 'Highland Cream'
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 Pink
Foliage Perennial (Herb)
Foliage Color Yellow/Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes