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Red Creeping Thyme

Red Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'

Item # 48940

There is a lot to love about Red Creeping Thymus coccineus. In early summer it covers the floor of your garden in a sea of magenta or lavender-red. But if you look closer, you'll see that the plant is covered with tiny, glossy dark green leaves. When crushed, these leaves give off a lovely spicy fragrance. Also, the foliage is evergreen in southern climates, and semi-evergreen in the north. Plant these mat-forming beauties 12-15 inches apart in sunlight and well-drained soil. They will start blooming in late spring, reaching 12-18 inches wide and only a couple of inches tall. If you plant 'Red Creeping' between paving stones, everyone will enjoy the blossoms' strong scent when they stroll through your garden.