Aggressive Thymes
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Cary Showalter
Posted on: June 25, 1999

I saw that you had multiple varieties of thyme. I am looking for an aggressive creeping thyme, which you have, but my question is about the lemon carpet thyme; is it aggressive? I will purchase one of the two today.

Lemon carpet thyme cannot be classed as aggressive. It forms a nice mat if not disturbed too much, but for heavy traffic areas I would recommend creeping thyme or wild thyme. Neither is weedy or hard to eradicate, but they can stand a fair amount of traffic- if planted between paving stones in such a way that the stones protect the plants somewhat.

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