Thyme is a low-growing, perennial herb from the Mediterranean with small, oval leaves that produce a strong aroma when crushed. Thyme features clusters of lilac flowers that attract bees and butterflies. While used for cooking primarily, it also works well as an edging or groundcover because of its low height, mounding nature, and attractive flowers.
Thymus x citriodorus ‘Aureus’ has gold, lemon-scented foliage, and variegated leaves. Its upright form makes it ideal for landscaping.
Thymus × citriodorus ‘Argenteus’, also known as silver thyme, has white variegated leaves and lilac flowers.