(Mother of Thyme)
This low growing (three to six inches) plant is often planted between the stones or bricks in garden paths for its beauty and sweet aroma that is released when walk upon. We plant it in such places here on the farm.
A native to Northern Europe, it is similar in plant structure to 'Garden Thyme' but tends to be lower growing (shorter stems between leaves) and spreading in habit.
Once established, it is drought tolerant and requires little to moderate amounts of water. Prefers well drained soil. Can be propagated by division of after the plants are mature.
A perennial in USDA zones 4 to 9. Each packet contains 0.1 gram of seeds, which is about 600 seeds.
Historically it has been used for its decongestant, antiseptic, cough remedy and a digestive aid properties.