Thyme (Wild/Creeping) Seeds


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Urban Bounty's Wild Thyme seed packets contain approximately 1060 seeds - ideal for starting a small thyme lawn in your city garden.

What is Wild Thyme?

Wild thyme (Thymus Serpyllum - also known as Mother of Thyme, creeping thyme, or Elfin thyme) is thought to be one of the original varieties.  

This variety is a low growing, broad-leaf perennial.  It has tiny pink flowers and a minty aroma underfoot. It is a potent attractor of bees and will also help you keep the weeds under control! It is ideal for almost any style of garden from elegant, cottage, coastal and Mediterranean spaces to potted apartment gardens.  Try it as a lawn substitute, ground cover, or between stepping stones.

How to use Wild Thyme in the kitchen

Thyme is frequently used in European and Mediterranean cooking.  The leaves and blossoms can be used in teas, as part of a bouquet garni, with sautéed mushrooms and balsamic, or paired with roasted stone fruit in a dessert.

Growing conditions

Easy-care thyme loves full sun and is happy in most free-draining soils (even poor ones!) Once established, it will tolerate a light frost, drought or the wind. It grows to about 10cm high, but does spread, so plant it with room between seedlings, and in a space where this doesn't matter.

Cabbage, tomatoes and aubergine are good companion plants for thyme.

Growing instructions 

  • Transplant: Early spring - summer
    • Wait until after the last frost when soil temperature is 18 - 25C).
    • Wait until your seedlings have 2 - 4 true leaves before transplanting
  • Spacing: 15cm apart (36 seedlings per square metre for a thyme lawn)
  • Sowing depth: 6-7mm
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy while germinating
  • Germination: 14 - 21 days
  • Plant matures 90 days from transplant.

        We offer a replacement guarantee

        To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

        What will postage cost?

        Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

        Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

        If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

        If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

        How often do you dispatch?

        To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

        How do you package your products?

        We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


        Where do you deliver to? 

        We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

        South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

        While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

        We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

        Do you deliver to post office boxes?

        Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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