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Woolly thyme to camouflage air conditioner unit

Zone 47906 West Lafayette, In | Anonymous added on May 21, 2019 | Answered

Hi, I just read an article of how to hide an unsightly air conditioner, by planting Woolly Thyme around it. Isn’t that a bad idea to plant woolly the around an unsightly air conditioner? Especially,if it is a member of the Mint Family? Mint spreads into everything! Thank you Ethyl

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 22, 2019

Yes, as with all plants, any can become invasive in the right spot. Make sure that it is not invasive in your area before planting where it will spread out of control. Before planting anything where it could potentially become a problem, be sure to research what can become invasive in your area.

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MichiganDot
Answered on May 22, 2019

Wooly thyme is a creeper and is low-growing. The only thyme that is potentially invasive is wild thyme as it reproduces by seed as well as creeping overground. I don't understand how a groundcover will hide an A/C unit. And it is better for the unit to have free-flow of air all around it. A screen 1-2 feet away or a trellis with a potted or in-ground vine is better for the unit.

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