Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'
Also called Mother of Thyme
More About Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'
- 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
Red Creeping Thyme 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.
Thymus praecox 'Coccineus' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils