Thymus serpyllum is also known as Creeping Thyme, Elfin Thyme, Mother of Thyme, Breckland Thyme, Breckland Wild Thyme, and Wild Thyme. It is from the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Europe and North Africa. It is a wood-based sub-shrub it has aromatic leaves as well as flowers. It grows up to 10cm or 4in. It flowers in the summer with pinkish-purple flowers appearing in tight clusters.
Thymus serpyllum is easy to grow. Plant it in alkaline to neutral soil that is well-drained in the sun. Propagate from seed or division in springtime. You can also do semi-hardwood cuttings later in the summer.
It attracts bees and it is drought resistant. Beautiful in rock gardens as it does well growing in between rocks. Easy to maintain you can prune it back after flowering to keep its shape. It is disease-free as well as pest-free.