Thymus serpyllum 'Minor'

Common name(s): minus thyme, miniature thyme

Description: a 1924 introduction by Clarence Elliot of Six Hills Nursery in Stevenage, England. Mat-forming with very compact foliage that overlaps but is relatively slow-growing. Blooms mauve flowers splashed with purple in summer.

Height: to 4 in. Spread: to 1 ft.

Position: full sun and well-draining soil

Uses: ornamental- as a small scale groundcover, to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below