I've been having some trouble with agate.berkeley.edu (my USENET server)
over the last day or so. I had tried to respond to the post entitled
something like the above, but it doesn't seem to have gotten through (to
The person inquiring about this cultivar of creeping Thyme was in the S.F.
Bay Area (Mountain View I think). I just called Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery
in Medford, OR, and they do indeed supply this cultivar. Call or write for
their catalog, filled with all sorts of wonderful treasures for the rock
Garden or any collector's garden:
Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery, 2825 Cummings Road, Medford, OR 97501
As I understand it, this Thyme was selected by late Victor Reiter of S.F.,
who has very active in the California Horticultural Society for years and
whose impact upon local horticulture is still felt (e.g. all material of
the beautiful new rose-flowered tree Arbutus 'Marina', a form/hybrid of A.
unedo, originated from the mature specimen in his S.F. garden, which is
from plants propogated from specimens that were part of the Pan Pacific
Exposition in 1915, brought from Europe - the true parentage of this plant
is still unknown).
I also wanted to tel this local gardener (or any other local Bay Area
gardener about a new LISTSERV specific to our climate that might be of
interest . . .
H O R T U L U S A P T U S ('gardens', 'suited to their purpose')
Sean A. O'Hara