Thymus praecox
Early Thyme
Lamiaceae or Mint Family
1 inch tall - red-violet
Full sun
Ordinary garden soil
Mid- to Late Spring
Propagate by seed, cutting or division
Photos by Jane Hendrix

Unlike Woolly Thyme, Early Thyme is very floriferous and makes a lovely, colorful display draped over a rock wall in a rock garden. Like all thymes, its leaves are pleasantly aromatic but lack the attractive woolly look of Woolly Thyme (so they don't get rubbed as much!).