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The Lavender Thyme is a Hardy Perennial with dense, needle-like leaves and a strong lavender scent. The mounding ground cover proliferates quickly, and produces beautiful lavender purple flowers in early May.
It’s not too big, just 6 inches wide and 18 inches tall, so it would be a great addition to any garden. The leaves are it’s signature feature, and they are a dense green with a purple tinge.
In the Garden
Lavender thyme is a bushy, easy-to-grow plant that prefers well-drained soil and can be found growing in South Texas in Spring and Fall. This herb prefers to stay slightly moist, but not soaked, and does not like its feet wet.
It tends to die down in high heat, but can be enjoyed in other parts of the year when temperatures are more moderate. It doesn’t like to be wet.
For years, lavender has been used in aromatherapy and for its relaxing, stress-relieving properties. It is a hardy perennial that can be grown in most soils, but is especially suited to dry areas.
Lavender thyme is a great choice for a border or ground cover because of its attractive cascading quality. The thick, rich green foliage is perfect for adding color and interest to a garden, and the lovely, clean scent is perfect for making home made soap.