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Thymus serpyllum Coccineum

Thyme, Creeping Thyme, Mother Of Thyme

Type: Perennials,Groundcovers
Height: Short 3" (Plant 8-12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Red / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Soften a meandering walkway or intersperse between stepping stones. Dense green mats of fine foliage are blanketed with reddish pink flowers in early summer. Attractive spilling from containers or poking through holes of a strawberry pot.

The evergreen leaves of Thymus Coccineum turn bronze in the fall. A low-growing, tough groundcover. Needs good drainage. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

Features to Note:

  • Foot Traffic Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Groundcovers

Thymus General Information:

Creeping Thyme are a valuable plant in the perennial world. All are low mats of evergreen texture and scent, useful between stepping stones and in cracks. All prefer good drainage. Flowers and foliage color are additional assets.

Thymus Plant Care:

Will tolerate most soils provided they are well-drained (especially in winter). Division can be done in spring or fall. Can be divided and replanted to regenerate growth. Cut off any winter damage to new growth in early spring. Heavy pruning should be done before August. Evergreen in winter.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: THSE