Highland Cream Creeping Thyme

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'Highland Cream' Creeping Thyme is versatile as a groundcover and a great perennial plant. With poor soils, sharp drainage,and good sun exposure, this thyme will respond with spreading variegated foliage, citrus fragrance,and charming pale flower spikes that draw pollinators. 'Highland Cream'is deer and rabbit resistant and can tolerate moderate foot traffic in pathways. (Thymus)
Zones 4 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 1-2" tall , 8-12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(1-2” tall x 8-12” wide) The versatility of 'Highland Cream' Creeping Thyme cannot be understated. It’s a tough evergreen perennial for tough spots, mounding and trailing in rocky, sandy soils where drought can be an issue. And, it’s a gorgeous variegated groundcover that is covered in white-pink blooms in early summer that attract pollinators all day long. Use it to edge your pathways, where it can tolerate moderate foot traffic, or along a stone wall, where its creamy-green tiny leaves will be shown off to best advantage. The keys to growing 'Highland Cream' Creeping Thyme well are sunshine and drainage. Make sure you have got plenty of both and you will rejoice in the vigor and  beauty of this fabulous, versatile perennial herb!
More Information
Associated SKUsAM018939
AM018906 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018923 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
Highland Cream Creeping Thyme
Botanical Name
Thymus praecox Highland Cream
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
1-2" tall
Mature Spread
8-12" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Small green foliage with creamy-white margins.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Heat, Dry Sites
Attract Butterflies, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Evergreen, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Tolerates moderate foot traffic.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
ZoneShipping Status
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Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 27th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023

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