Red Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Also called Mother of Thyme

  • AKA Thymus serphyllum 'Coccineus', Thymus praecox ssp. articus 'Coccineus'
  • Fast-spreading, aromatic, evergreen ground cover
  • Tiny, magenta-red flowers mass over dark green foliage
  • Strong grower that trails over rock walls or pavers
  • Foliage turns purple during the cooler seasons
  • Handles some foot traffic
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to midsummer

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Magenta

HEIGHT:
2-5 cm

SPREAD:
30-40 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Plant in an average to dry, well-drained, calcareous (containing calcium carbonate) soil, in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils with low fertility.