Creeping Thyme ground cover, 1000 seeds, fragrant herb, pink blooms, perennial zones 4 to 9, sun or light shade, deerproof, Thymus serpyllum
This miniature thyme is fragrant, pretty, and charming. Its also incredibly useful. Only 2-3 tall, you can walk on it (releasing its lemony aroma), tuck it between pavers in a garden path, use it as a tidy border or fill in a flower bed. It grows quickly but isnt pushy, delivers texture, fragrance,
Ajuga spreads by runners and has an extensive root system, which makes it an effective ground cover to absorb water and reduce runoff. Ajuga is very tolerant to many soil conditions but it prefers moist soil. It can be grown in full sun or full shade.