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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Thymus praecox Highland Cream
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Evergreen, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
1-2" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


(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!