What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Elfin Thyme

Zone 08037 | Geoffrey Stuart added on March 14, 2017 | Answered

I have a large patio areas with bluestone pavers and I want to establish a robust, easy care creeping thyme in the spaces between stones. My climate is southern New Jersey and the patio gets morning sun for six hours daily. I had originally considered for Elfin Thyme, but cannot find any seed sources, only plants for $4-5 apiece which is prohibitively expensive for my project. Is it difficult to establish Elfin Thyme from seed?

I am also considering Thymus serphyllum “Mother of Thyme” because seeds for these are available. Please give me your suggestions for this project.


A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on March 14, 2017

If you are not able to fine seeds in your local garden centers, do a Goggle search for seed sources.
You should be able to easily locate sources that can ship direct to you for both types of Thyme that you are wanting to grow.
You can also purchase some plants and divide them and or propagate more plants from cuttings.

You can also ask at your local garden centers if they offer trays of plant plugs.
These are smaller 'starter' plants, often used in a landscaping project such as yours.

You can generally purchase plugs in bulk amounts for much less then full size plants.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert