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Creeping thyme 'Red'

Thymus praecox

  • 6 plantings
  • 0 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 2 stashed

Belonging to the Thymus genus (Thymus praecox 'Red'), Red is a variety of Creeping thyme.

There are a great many selections of Thyme grown in gardens, all of them with edible leaves and some degree of fragrance and flavor. This is a low, creeping variety, the foliage is dark green, smothered by bright magenta-pink flowers in early summer. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Red Creeping thyme is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red

Can be used in between stepping stones and will tolerate light traffic. Drought tolerant once established.

The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Red are Zone 4 and Zone 9.

Growing Red from seed

Creeping Thyme is easily divided in spring or early fall, and even small pieces will take root and grow. (1)

Transplanting Red

Harvesting Red