Red Creeping Thyme

Red Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’) has soft aromatic foliage that is covered with bright, reddish pink flowers in spring and early summer.  The blooms then fade to light pink throughout the summer.  Red Creeping Thyme’s deep green foliage gives way to bronze as weather turns cold. Red Thyme is a very versatile perennial that will cover dry slopes, creep around roses or work perfectly as a lawn substitute. Thyme is deer resistant and very drought tolerant.

Size: #4 True

Spacing: Plant 8″ apart.

Height: Tight to the ground.

How To Grow: Plant in morning shade to full sun

Foot Traffic: Moderate

Hardy Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Tips: Good drainage is a must for thyme and over watering will impair growth.

Uses: A ground cover in and around Patios, Pathways, Ponds, Borders, Rock Gardens

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