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Red Creeping Thyme | Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’ | QT Container

Why Shopplanyfactory.com is a good choice?

Our plants are grown at our nursery, not staged in a holding yard unattended. Our experienced staff use the best horticultural practices to ensure our plants are of the utmost health and quality. We select your plants as if we were buying them ourselves. Our standard goals are to exceed our customers expectations. We pride ourselves for great “out of the box” experiences with hassle-free customer service and quick resolutions.

 Imagine a garden carpeted with the creeping red thyme. This variety is known for its aromatic presence and striking appearance. The magic of thyme creeping across your garden or patio is something every garden enthusiast should experience. For those who wish to add this beauty, we have a variety of creeping thyme plants that promise to transform any space. Consider the red thyme as a low-maintenance, high-aesthetic choice. Whether you're opting for a small patch or a larger expanse, the vibrant red thyme will never disappoint.


Plant Facts

Red Creeping Thyme is a versatile and hardworking ground cover that is perfect for your landscape or patio garden. It is an all-in-one solution that can function as a ground cover in sun or partial shade, or as a pot filler for your container gardening. Besides its beautiful foliage, this thyme is also edible, making it an excellent addition to recipes. It is tough enough to withstand light traffic, and its unmistakable lemony-sweet fragrance will fill your garden.


  • Performs well in all 4 seasons, even under harsh environmental conditions
  • Lovely gray-green springtime growth that turns burning red in the fall
  • Tiny red blooms attract bees and butterflies in the summer months
  • Tolerant of most soils, but well-draining soil is essential
  • Salt tolerant and performs well in coastal regions


Plant Red Thyme in masses (8-10” apart) to achieve maximum ground coverage. It makes an excellent filler for rocks and cracks in sidewalks. Adding a little sand to the soil will help keep its roots from getting too wet.


Red Creeping Thyme has won the Royal Horticulture Societies Award of Garden Merit 1993.


Fertilize with HICOTE 360-day slow-release fertilizer in early spring for maximum growth and plant health.


Overall, Red Creeping Thyme is a perfect ground cover that is easy to plant, maintain and offers excellent benefits. Its salt tolerance and hardiness to environmental changes make it an ideal plant for different climates. Order from The Plant Factory today and enjoy the beauty and fragrance of Red Creeping Thyme in your garden.


Our processing time usually is 1-3 days after receiving the order. Orders taken after 4:00 pm on Wednesday through Sunday will be shipped the following Monday.


The Plant Factory, Inc. offers the very best shipping processes to ensure quick, safe, and near-perfect results every time. Cold and heat may deter your order temporarily until it is safe to receive and plant your plants/trees in your area. At our discretion, we will hold order till the threat is gone ensuring you with the healthiest-viable product ordered.

Summer - Above 95 degrees | Winter - Below 34 degrees

Plant Highlight

  • Growing Zone: 3-9
  • Plant Brand: Thyme
  • Botanical Name: Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’
  • Foliage Color: Green shades
  • Flower Color: Red-Pink
  • Flower Fragrance: Yes, lemony
  • Fall Color: Red
  • Type: Perennial ground cover
  • Mature Height: 2-4”
  • Mature Width: 12”
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Exposure: Sun, partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Most tolerate – likes well drained
  • Water Needs: Occasionally, once established  
  • Pruning Needs: Occasional after blooming to keep full and bushy
  • Grown By: The Plant Factory
  • Pollinator Friendly: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Reblooming: No
  • Cold and Heat Tolerant: Yes

Note: We put pictures and videos on our site to best represent our products, as an example of our quality as a grower.  You may, however receive a smaller or larger plant than pictured depending on the season you buy. You may or may not get a plant blooming as shown on our site.  We usually trim off blooms because they do not ship well. Your purchase of our plants should be considered an investment in your future garden and enjoy the process of growing it to its full potential.

Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long-term Warranty is expressed or implied. Minor broken branches and some leaf discoloration is considered cosmetic and normal for shipping plants through the mail. Keep in mind when if this happens these minor issues will not affect the health of your plants and trees. Loose soil does not qualify for any warranty replacement. Simply put back in container and water thoroughly, let rest for a few days and then replant.

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  • 5
    Great size more established plant arrives well packaged.

    Posted by Verified Customer on 10th Sep 2022

  • 5
    The Fragrant Red Creeping Thyme arrived an in great shape. Looked much like the picture with the following exception....IT IS a GREAT SIZE an deep green. It is now in the ground looking like it has always been there.

    Posted by Verified Customer on 4th Aug 2022

  • 5
    Quality and shipping was great

    Posted by Verified Customer on 15th Jul 2022

  • 5
    Plants arrived healthy and in great condition. Great packing

    Posted by Verified Customer on 1st Jun 2022

  • 5
    plant was in great shape and looked great and healthy

    Posted by Verified Customer on 31st May 2022

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