Thymus praecox 'Coccineus' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Red Creeping Thyme
'Coccineus' forms a dense, flat mat of evergreen, dark green leaves that are smothered in bright magenta-red flowers from early thru midsummer. In fall, the foliage turns a beautiful bronze.
Native to Mediterranean regions, creeping thyme thrives in hot, dry conditions. Easily grown in moderately fertile, average to dry, well-drained soil. Water until they are established. Thyme benefits from occasional shearing after blooming to keep plants full and bushy. It does not need to be divided to stay healthy but may need to be thinned out to prevent spreading.
Tolerating moderate traffic, Thymus praecox 'Coccineus' is an excellent choice for between stones on a path or cascading over walls, also as a border plant, in containers, for edging, ground cover, lawn substitute, mass plantings, and rock gardens. Drought and Salt Tolerant. Fragrance and flowers attract butterflies, but it is deer and rabbit resistant. Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit -- 1993
Height: 2.0-4.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Pink shades, Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer- Midsummer
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Ground Cover, Salt Tolerant
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The plants far exceeded my hopes. I bought plugs of a ground cover and had low expectations but the plugs were very large and healthy. They could have sent much smaller plugs and met their requirement, but instead they sent plugs several times larger and healthier than what I expected. What a pleasant surprise. Thank you Bloomin Designs!
Plante all 25 in the same area, and only 17 grew. The others look healthy and seem to be growing well.
I expected to get twigs and was surprised to get a heavy box where each plant was maybe 6-8 x 4-5 inches with LOTS of roots. Just laid them down, gave them some water, and they started turning green immediately. Would definitely buy from them again.