Red Creeping Thyme
Thymus praecox 'Coccineus Group'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thymus (TY-muss) (Info)
Species: praecox (pray-koks) (Info)
Cultivar: Coccineus Group
Additional cultivar information:(aka Coccineus, Coccineus Minor)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Kimmell, Indiana

Olathe, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas

Princeton, Kentucky

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Milford, Pennsylvania

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Fircrest, Washington

Kirkland, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.