Coccineus Thymus praecox Creeping Thyme Plant
Fragrant foliage, too!
Just a few inches high, the plant is densely covered with tiny, dark green, shiny leaves that are intensely aromatic when crushed -- plant them between paving stones and enjoy their fragrance every time you pass by.
Evergreen in the South, semi-evergreen in the North. Plant 12 to 15 inches apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Zones 4-8.
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Mid Summer|
|Plant Height||2 in - 4 in|
|Plant Width||12 in - 15 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Set out 8 to 12 inches apart in full sun, preferably in a well-drained soil of low fertility.
Keep soil moist but not soggy as plants establish them selves. A winter mulch is recommended. Some species often require cutting back in spring to keep them compact and bushy.