Thymus 'Elfin'


Elfin Thyme plant in the garden


The photo at the top shows a three month old Elfin Thyme plant that was started in early spring from one of our 2 3/4 inch containers. It measures about 4 inches across. Elfin thyme flowers are the typical lilac color of most thymes. It blooms in early summer rather than in spring like many ground cover thymes.  Elfin Thyme, like most thymes, needs at least five hours of sun a day to keep it from reaching for light and getting leggy.

Below is the same Elfin Thyme plant the following year. This is actually two plants that have grown together. Like all thymes if it has something to climb up, it will.


Elfin Thyme growing between stepping stones.

Elfin Thyme plant ready for shipping.

Elfin Thyme's small, closely spaced flowers and leaves makes it not only one of the smallest thymes but also one of the slowest growing thymes. Elfin Thyme is a good choice for planting between stepping stones where spaces may be very small. It is often included in our popular Flagstone Filler Assortment.

Elfin Thyme is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant.  They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by 3/4 of an inch. Check here to see if ElfinThyme Plug Trays are available

Cultural Information

Height: 1/4 to 1 inch

Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower Color: Dark Pink

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving

Uses: Ground Cover,



Organic Elfin Thyme Plant

$4.95 per 3 inch pot



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