Thymus Coccineum

Thyme, Creeping Thyme, Mother Of Thyme
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Soften a meandering walkway or intersperse between stepping stones. A soft cushion of green dense 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.

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers
Species serpyllum
Height Short 3"
Spacing Plant 8-12" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Type Normal, Sandy
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Edgers
  • Groundcovers
  • Foot Traffic Tolerant

Thymus General Information

Creeping Thyme is 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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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 or dig and transplant a few rooted sections to establish a new area. Cut off any winter damage to new growth in early spring. Any heavy pruning should be done before August. Evergreen in winter.