Low-growing aromatic perennials and herbs with shrubby, sprawling, and upright stems. Useful in rock gardens, herb gardens, as edging, and as a ground cover.
citriodorus ‘Variegata Gold Lemon’: Zone 3
Height: 6-12” Spread: 8-12”
Bright golden-edged green foliage. Leaves release a wonderful citrus odor when crushed. Upright habit. It can be used in any recipe calling for lemon juice, lemon zest or lemon flavoring. Best used fresh.
coccubeus ‘Red Creeping’:
Height: 3-4” Spread: 12-18”
Low growing variety creates dense mat of foliage. Aromatic properties when crushed. Tiny rosy-red flowers in the summer.
Height: 3-4” Spread: 8-12”
Unique silver gray leaves have a fuzzy surface creating a tufted mat of ground cover. Light lavender blossoms in summer.
Height: 2”/Spread: 4-8”
Tiny glossy green leaves cover the stems of this very low growing plant. Plant in walkways where the leaves release aromatic scent when crushed. Rarely blooms.
vulgaris English (Common):
Height: 12-15” Spread: 12-15”
Traditional culinary favorite. It is slightly spicier than oregano and sweeter than sage. Tiny leaves cover 6-12” plants. Great in potpourri.
vulgaris Summer (French): Zone 5
Height: 6-8” Spread: 12-18”
Distinctively smaller leaved and sweeter flavored than ‘English’ Thyme. A low-growing, creeping variety that works well as a ground cover, border edger, or filler for a container combination.