Golden Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum ‘Golden’)

Golden Creeping Thyme

  • Low-Maintenance Edible Herb
  • Produces Showy Clusters of Purple Flowers
  • Excellent Ground Cover
  • Aromatic

Don’t settle for a bland and boring ground cover. Add a blast of lime-green and yellow to your yard with some Golden Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum ‘Golden’). This aromatic and vibrant edible herb is delicious and visually stunning.

It’s a rare thing to find an herb that’s so easy to grow and offers such vast benefits. Golden Creeping Thyme shines in the sunlight with bright yellow foliage. It will create great texture and contrast for your garden.

And if you’re a fan of flowers, the Golden Creeping Thyme offers an abundant display of lavender-flowered clusters in summer. These showy array of flowers pop against petite green leaves. You’ll love these violet beauties, and your pollinators will, too. Butterflies are drawn to thyme and will make regular visits.

Golden Creeping Thyme may be beautiful, but it is also quite useful! When you’re looking for the right herb to bring your roast to life, you can grab a handful of this for a punchy flavor. This variety provides a more subtle thyme flavor than others.

As its name implies, this evergreen herb makes a wonderful ground cover. It isn’t a fast grower, but it will spread evenly in a thick mat of attractive green. It grows well in low-moisture, making it perfect for sandy, dry regions of your yard.

Many gardeners utilize their Golden Creeping Thyme as floriferous filler for low-lying interest in containers. It also makes an ideal option for filling in areas that could use a bit of color like a sandy or rocky embankment or between pavers leading to your home.

While this herb is known for filling kitchens with a mouthwatering aroma, it will also fill your garden with a fresh and fragrant scent. The Golden Creeping Thyme offers a spicy, lemony aroma.

This herb isn’t just useful, it’s easy to grow, too. It performs best in a sunny area that isn’t too damp. It grows well in dry to medium-moisture soil that drains quickly. You can easily trim it back to control its spreading and shape.

Golden Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum ‘Golden’) Details

Common name Golden Creeping Thyme
Botanical name Thymus serpyllum 'Golden'
Hardiness zone 5-10
Growth rate Slow
Height 2 - 4 inches
Width 6 - 12 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Low
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Purple
Leaf color Perennial (Herb)