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Coccineus Red Creeping Thyme Thymus praecox

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
6" 10"
Height
3" - 6"
Spread
8" - 10"
  • Details

    Features

    Thymus or thymon is Greek for "courage." Through the centuries it has been used for traditions relating to this theme. Roman soldiers bathed in thyme water, European knights carried thyme tokens. Other folklore talks of thyme as being the home of fairies.

    Fragrant Foliage
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 6 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 10 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 10 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Magenta-red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    use in rock gardens, as ground cover or between paving stones.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Trim stems as necessary to control growth.

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