Thyme is one of the most widely used culinary herbs. It is commonly grown as a decorative and functional plant in many home gardens, and bees use its pollen to make delectable honey. It is easy to grow and adaptable to most soils and climatic conditions and is perennial in USDA zone 4-8.
This variety, known as Creeping, Wild, or Elfin thyme, is native to Europe and forms a dense mat which can cascade over the sides of planters. Great fairy garden plant or edible groundcover.