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Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Also called Mother of Thyme


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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

Zone:

3

Height:

2-5 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Magenta
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Acinos alpinus

Acinos alpinus

Alpine Rock Thyme