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Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Red Creeping Thyme

Main interest:
fragrant foliage, colourful ground cover, red flowers, drought tolerant
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil
Growth type:
slow running
Flower colour:
magenta red
Flowering period:
May to June
dark green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 in (15 cm) width: 10 in (25 cm)
ground cover, edging, rock gardens, between pavers, trailing planters

The red creeping thyme is a sun-loving herb valued as an ornamental groundcover. Forms a showy carpet of dark green leaves that are covered in bright magenta-red flowers from early summer through midsummer. In fall, the foliage turns a beautiful bronze. A versatile trailer, it is at its best when planted between pavers in the garden, spilling out of containers, or cascading over walls. The leaves are aromatic. Rich in nectar, the tiny tubular flowers attract butterflies. Deer resistant.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$14.99 - $37.99

Ships to Ontario & Quebec
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