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Red Mother-of-Thyme

Thymus serpyllum Coccineum
SKU: HC016233
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Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineum' (Red Mother-of-Thyme) blooms with showy rose-red flowers in late spring and grows to form thick mats of tiny, deep green leaves. Not as xeric as some other varieties, this one needs regular moisture.
key features
Botanical Name
Thymus serpyllum Coccineum
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Small Spaces
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


3" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). Considered by many to be the showiest ground cover thyme with its profuse show of rose-red flowers in summer. Also notable for its thick mats of dark green leaves. A fine variety for planting in thyme lawns and between flagstones. Nice!

Flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when planted together

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