Mastic Thyme

Thymus mastichina

This flat-growing thyme has camphor-fragrant dark green leaves, smothered by bright white flowers in early Summer. A strong grower, this thyme is ideal as a drought-tolerant lawn substitute or for planting between flagstones as it tolerates moderate traffic. Good nectar for bees and also deer resistant. Has a more pungent flavour than other thymes, which works well with hearty Mediterranean dishes.

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Creeping groundcover

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Dry, rocky, poor soil

Origin: Most of Europe and North Africa

Additional Characteristics: Deer Resistant

Mastic Thyme