Red Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

SKU
06574
This creeping perennial herb makes a beautiful ground cover with deep, lavender-red blooms. Perfect for filling between stepping stones, as it will tolerate light foot traffic and has a wonderful fragrance when leaves are crushed. Adds elegance to mixed beds or pots when allowed to trail over the edges.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturitySlow grower to 3 to 6 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Ground Cover, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Thrives in average to very lean, neutral to alkaline soils. As a groundcover, space 12 to 15 in. apart; closer for faster fill. Trim lightly, just after flowering. In early spring, shear old foliage to one-half inch. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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