Red Creeping Thyme

Item #48940


An exceptional ground cover in dry climates

There is a lot to love about Red Creeping Thyme. In early summer Red Creeping Thyme covers the floor of your garden in a sea of magenta or lavender-red. A low, mat-forming plant with fragrant foliage as well as beautiful blooms, it is easy and irresistible in any sunny setting.

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. You'll find yourself in wonderland with the thick carpet of fragrant vivid blooms carpeting your garden.

Evergreen in the South, semievergreen in the North. Plant 12 to 15 inches apart in full sun and well-drained soil. They will start blooming in late spring, reaching 12-18 inches wide and only a couple of inches tall.


Skip Product Specs
Genus2 Thymus
Species praecox
Variety 'Coccineus'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Mid Summer
Habit Prostrate
Plant Height 2 in - 4 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 23, 2020

Fingers crossed

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I got six of these red creeping thyme. Three of them look half dead. Fingers crossed that they all live past the first month.

Jennifer from WI
March 09, 2020


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

dead on arrival, I bought 8 plants and 6 arrived dead, two arrived on life support. I have written to the customer service, done a online ticket more than once. Finally someone wrote back offering a replacement. They replaced 1 of the plant with a completely healthy specimen. Now what do I do the other 7 that are all dead, not happy at all.

Tina M from LA
March 01, 2013

Ordered by entire garden design from them!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the ease of navigating their online catalog. Originally I was looking for lavendar plants through an online internet search and this company came up under the displayed results. I looked at other items they offered and was impressed. Originally I was going to purchase similar items from another company for garden I am making this year in memory of my little girl who passed away and they gave me a new and exciting perspective on other planting ideas. I am happy to say that I was able to complete and order my entire garden design on their web site. Look forward to receiving the plants and enjoying them for years to come.


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