Thymus Coccineus – Buy alpine plants

£2.50

Vivid crimson flowers in the late spring and early summer over very prostrate foliage.

Easy plant to grow.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Description

Thymus serphyllum Coccineus description

Fantastic crimson flowers in the late spring and early summer over very low growing foliage.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

Good for the front of a border, pathways and paving, cascading over a wall, in containers, alpine bed, rock garden or by a patio and is dependable in any well drained soil.

Common name: Red Creeping Thyme.

Thymus serphyllum Coccineus flowering in June
Thymus serphyllum Coccineus in June

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a largish space at the front of a plant bed.

Can it be used for planting amongst paving?

Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.

How much moisture:

Normal.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 3 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

Buy alpine plants, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.

Reference:
[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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