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Thymus 'Coccineus' - Jumbo Landscaping Plugs

Thymus 'Coccineus' - Jumbo Landscaping Plugs

Cover the ground with durable, sun-loving time. Creates a fragrant herbal carpet!
Item: #WSTHY32
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $99.99
  • Fragrant & fast-growing ground cover for sun
  • Perfect around stepping stones & over rock walls
  • Drought proof & deer proof
  • 1000's of dark pink flowers in early summer
  • Great lawn substitute
  • Ship size: 32 cell plugs
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Thymus 'Coccineus' - Jumbo Landscaping Plugs Description

Fast spreading creeping thyme is one of the best low-growing drought tolerant groundcovers for sunny & dry spots - and these wholesale-priced jumbo landscape plugs will create a fragrant carpet in no time!

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. This particular variety is known for its vivid, deeply colorful flowers.

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.

Special features: Blooms first year, Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Tolerates foot traffic

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus' (aka Thymus praecox)
  • Common name:
    Creeping thyme
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x width:
    1" X 18"
  • Flower color:
    Dark pink
  • Foliage color:
    Fragrant green
  • Bloom season:
    Early summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Naturalizing, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:None



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.
Spacing: 12-18"
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.


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Carole Kearns  |  May 17, 2020
I bought a $99 pallet of the 3" plugs. However, whoever packed them plopped a catalog on top of the plugs, and everything underneath looked dead. However, I went ahead and planted all of them, hoping they would survive. Only 1 out of the 30 or so is still showing signs of life, however, it seems to be surviving on a wing and a prayer. Waste of money and a LOT of time.
Owner Response: Hello - I see you received your order in March - we ask that customers contact us with any issues within 30 days of receipt of plants. Even though it is over the 30 day guarantee, if you contact our customer service at info@greatgardenplants.com and send pictures we will be able to help you out. ---- Management