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: Perennial - Evergreen (soft-stemmed plants that keep their leaves and color during winter): Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. To avoid winter stress, wait until spring to identify what portions of the plant are still alive and then remove the rest.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 4" tall x 6-12" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant, Central Open Shape
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: Pink
Bloom Seasons: Late Spring
Bloom Period: May - Jun

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs morning sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown

Garden Location:

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