Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Red Creeping Thyme

Semi-evergreen Groundcover, Perennial

This drought tolerant, creeping perennial is covered with vivid blooms in early summer. Great along paths, between stepping stones, or allow it to mingle with other ground-covering plants to create a living mulch.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 2 - 6 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Takes Light Foot Traffic

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Kitchen Garden, Lawn Alternative, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Rabbit Resistant, Seaside / Salt Tolerant
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger, matrix / mingler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos