Seeds for Thymus Serpyllum ‘Elfin’?
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Steven Johnson
Posted on: May 26, 2004

I am trying to locate seed for a variety of creeping thyme which I believe is Thymus serpyllum and I am certain is known as a variety called "Elfin", a very low growing variety.

Despite the wide assortment, I can’t find anything at Richters called Elfin. Do you not have that variety, or is it something else, perhaps Wild Thyme, Creeping Thyme or Minus Thyme?

‘Elfin’ thyme is the same as ‘Minus’ thyme as far as we can tell. We have grown plants labelled ‘Elfin’ and they look to be exactly the same as our ‘Minus’ thyme. Unfortunately, there are no seeds for this variety. The closest variety that can be grown from seeds is ‘Magic Carpet’ lemon thyme, but it is not as low or as dense as ‘Minus’.


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