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.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . 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.
The best position in the garden:
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:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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.
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