Red Creeping Thyme - Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Mat forming perennial with tiny leaves that are fragrant when bruised. Clusters of magenta red flowers bloom in summer. Good groundcover, plant to trail over walls or in crevices. Use in Container. Drought tolerant once established. Attracts butterflies.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Dry Areas
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
0-12"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Red
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.5 (4 votes)

Prefers well drained, fertile soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new growth. Cut to ground in midsummer to encourage a flush of new growth. Divide in spring as needed to maintain plant vigor. 

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