Name: Thymus pseudolanuginosus aka wooly thyme
Type of Plant: A low growing perennial herb hardy in zones 5 to 8. This is not the thyme used for cooking, but a great plant for groundcover in full sun, well-drained locations.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: I love this plant for so many reasons. First of all, it’s pretty weed smothering. Any plant that can prevent weed seeds from germinating gets a thumbs up in my garden! Secondly, it’s a plant that grows well in dry soils and on slopes. I also love the fact that wooly thyme looks good twelve months a year.
A Word to the Wise This plant will rot out if you put it where it gets frequently hit by an irrigation system or if it’s growing in a low, poorly drained location.