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Creeping Thyme MAUVE AVALANCHE Seeds

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First things first. Creeping Thyme is not just, creeping thyme. Creeping Thyme itself encompasses a collection of wild species of Thyme from the Thymus genus, a relatively dense prostrate (low-growing groundcover) with tiny pink or purple flowers that generally first emerge with the onset of Spring. Most Creeping Thyme varieties available (sold as) seeds are typically wild species, which generally produce a plant which at first is quite encouraging, however, before long, plants of the wild Creeping Thyme varieties generally get quite sparse (after the first Summer), become woody with limited regenerative tendencies and often much reduced flowering intensity. In contrast, the Creeping Thyme varieties selected by The Climbing Fig have been specifically selected as superior hybrid cultivars of the common species varieties (wild thyme), resulting in far more robust plants, superior canopy resilience and most importantly more intense and consistent flowering.

Creeping Thyme Mauve Avalanche performs better during weather extremes and is a much more resilient garden performer due to the true-evergreen traits of this variety. This should be considered when comparing with inferior varieties. Once established Creeping Thyme Mauve Avalanche is relatively tough wearing, and whilst some claim it to be a turf-replacement, we feel this is taking things a little far! It is however quite a robust plant which can be planted between pavers, or around a vegetable garden where it may be stepped on from time-to-time, however we do not suggest the MCG is about to be resurfaced with this or any other flowering herb, any time soon!

Creeping Thyme Mauve Avalanche is a fast growing perennial groundcover. The fragrant foliage is edible and may be used in cooking, however this variety is most commonly grown as a colourful groundcover in cottage gardens, rockeries, many different modern garden settings as well as in pots. Provided Creeping Thyme Mauve Avalanche is in an aspect where it receives at least moderate levels of direct sun, this variety will often flower much of the year.

Why we love this plant: Picture this. After a day in the office, you get home, step into the garden for a moment to reach for the mailbox. Whilst you impatiently sift through the mail, you are all of a sudden reminded you are at home sweet home now, thanks to the sweet thyme fragrance that has by now filled the air, thanks to stepping on this plant only a moment ago. Similarly, during or shortly after rain, or other disturbances, this beautiful thyme releases its much loved fragrance. Seeds of all Thymus varieties are quite small. For best results, consider use of our Plant Propagation Kit.

Advantages of Creeping Thyme Mauve Avalanche

  • Low-growing groundcover with fine foliage
  • Very heavy flowering variety
  • Early and extended flowering season
  • Hard-wearing perennial variety


  • 15 - 20cm height at maturity
  • 20 - 30cm apart is a suitable planting distance
  • Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
  • Easy to grow flowering perennial

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Creeping Thyme Mauve Avalanche
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
All Great So Far

Seed arrival was very timely and I was delighted when they started sprouting before expected germination time - probably because I was 'babying' them inside. I now have a lovely crop of creeping thyme and look forward to planting them out in due course and seeing the lovely mauve flowers creeping through my garden.

Already Sprouting

Fantastic, quick service and delivery. Creeping Thyme is already sprouting, keeping in part shade/sun and watering with a spray bottle seems to be doing the trick

Barry Gordon
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Prompt service and quality seeds. Well packaged and good instructions. Highly recommend

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Prompt service and quality seeds. Well packaged and good instructions. I can’t wait to plant them.

Jacqui Blore
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Good value, prompt service. Good communication.