Once Reiter's Thyme gets
established, it makes a gorgeous display of flowers in the spring (as you
can see in the beautiful backyard above). The flowers drop off after a
while and the thyme continues on its creeping way providing a lush ground
cover. Ground cover thymes can take foot traffic as long as it is not
repetitive enough to wear off its leaves.
The long spaces or stem
segments between these leaves are what help Reiter's Thyme to be one of
the more aggressive creeping thymes. The longer the space between leaves the faster the thyme
covers the ground.
Given moist ground to creep on, these stems will set roots into the soil,
effectively making a new plant.