Thymus s. coccineus Description
Fast spreading Creeping Thyme is one of the best low-growing drought tolerant groundcovers for sunny & dry spots.
Creeping thyme will crowd out unwanted weeds and thrive in poor soil where other groundcovers fail. An ideal lawn substitute for small spaces.
A low growing mat reaching only 1" tall. This no-fuss groundcovers requires little water, revels in heat & humidity and requires no maintenance.
Soft green foliage releases a perfume when stroked or walked on that will stir the senses and linger throughout the garden air. Hundreds of pink flowers are also fragrant and bloom in early summer.
Plant around stepping stones, over boulders, in stone paths, or let it spill throughout your perennial border.
The only requirement this deer-proof and hardy ground cover has is a sunny spot with good drainage.
Thymus Coccineus makes the perfect colorful & fragrant carpet for planting at the base of Sedums, KnockOut Roses, Ornamental Grasses.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Tolerates Foot Traffic
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Thymus serphyllum 'Coccineus'
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1" X 18"
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Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Will grow in most well-drained soils. The addition of peat moss, processed manure, or compost are excellent soil additives to the soil at planting time. Mix them about 50% with your existing soil.
Light: Full Sun -- Will handle shade, but full sun is needed for best foliage and bloom.
Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy as plants establish them selves. Once established, tolerates dry conditions. Dislikes wet conditions, especially in the winter. A layer of gravel on the soil around them will help protect the foliage from wet soils.
Fertilizing: Feed plants lightly in spring with fish fertilizer, or any type of liquid plant food.
Winterizing: In the northern part of its range, cover the plants with pine boughs or some other lightweight mulch to protect the plants over the winter. Prune away winter-killed stems in spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: After bloom fades, shear back spent flowers, cutting into the leaves to keep plants compact and to encourage new growth. In the West, prune plants at any time to keep them dense. In the South, plants may "mug off" in summer heat and humidity cut back and once weather cools you will see a flush of re-growth. Can be dug and divided during the cooler spring months of March, April and May.