Red Creeping Thyme

Thymus (Coccineus Group)

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Description: Mat forming, aromatic, evergreen perennial with finely hairy, trailing stems. Used as a ground cover, for rock gardens and a great substitute for turf. Blooms clusters of reddish-pink flowers in late spring. Handles some traffic. Not for culinary use. Prefers full sun to part shade.
Plant Care: Occasional trimming required for overgrowth along sidewalks and beds and to maintain uniform growth. Minimal fertilization can help to promote new growth.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Mature Size: 4" tall x 6-12" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant, Central Open Shape
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Period: May - Jun

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Low

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • JVWCD Building
  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • Harvest Haven
    • Traditional Yet Thrifty
  • Planting Path
    • Turf Alternatives
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter