Spicy Orange Creeping Thyme

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As its name suggests, 'Spicy Orange' Creeping Thyme is a beautiful perennial herb with a fragrance reminiscent of spiced citrus. Delicate lavender-pink flower spikes top the evergreen foliage in early summer, attracting pollinators. Its low-growing habit is perfect between stepping stones where it can handle light foot traffic, along the front of a border, or in a container. (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 2-3" tall , 10-12" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid 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
(2-3” tall x 10-12” wide) With a slightly spicy fragrance hinting at oranges and citrus, low growing 'Spicy Orange' Creeping Thyme will bring a delicious scent to your garden. Thyme collectors won’t want to miss out on this lovely addition to their garden! Plant along pathways, in rock gardens, in containers, and even in window box arrangements. 'Spicy Orange' Creeping Thyme has a mounding habit that takes well to periodic trimmings to keep it neat – otherwise, let it sprawl and enjoy the fact that it can handle moderate foot traffic when placed at the edge of pathways. Light pink flowers are very attractive to pollinators and cover the plant in early summer, while the scent keeps going throughout the year! The key to growing Thyme successfully is to ensure that it is given sharp drainage, and not allowing fallen leaves or other garden detritus to collect on the plant for any length of time. ‘Spicy Orange’ Creeping Thyme  is very drought tolerant once established.
More Information
Associated SKUsAM018940
AM018907 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018924 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
Spicy Orange Creeping Thyme
Botanical Name
Thymus citriodorus Spicy Orange
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
2-3" tall
Mature Spread
10-12" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Small green needle-like foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
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
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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