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Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'

  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus')
Photo: Kingsbrae Garden
Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'



Origin and description

Carpet-forming habit
Blooms: red, June
Foliage: green
Height: 10-15 cm
Spacing: 40-60 cm

Species, cultivars and related plants

See also 'Albus' and 'Roseum' cultivars and Thymus serpyllum (herbs)

Common name

Wild thyme, creeping thyme

Latin name (genus)

Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Lamiaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun

Rapid growth.

Poor and rocky soil.

Pruning and maintenance

Renew plants after 3 or 4 years


Low walls - Rock gardens - Ground covers - Borders - Walkways

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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