Model # T1321CL

Internet #100665508

OnlinePlantCenter 3 in. Coccineus Creeping Red Thyme Plant


3 in. Coccineus Creeping Red Thyme Plant

  • Easy to Grow in Average Soil in Full Sun
  • Creeping Woody Perennial Primarily Used as a Groundcover
  • Deer and Drought Tolerant
$13.99 /each

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Product Overview

Red creeping thyme gives you brilliant crimson flowers carpeting a low, mat-forming plant in early summer. A spectacular sight in the front of the border or cascading over a wall, it's the easiest and most attractive way to blanket the sunny ground with radiant color. The 2 in. Tall plants are densely covered with tiny, dark green, shiny leaves that are intensely aromatic when crushed. Plant red creeping thyme between paving stones or along the walkway and enjoy its fragrance every time you enter the garden.

  • Assembled dimension: 3 in. W x 3 in. D x 3 in. H
  • Early summer brings a blanketing of stunning crimson flowers on this semi-evergreen ground cover
  • A carpet of color
  • Coccineus has crimson flowers and small shiny green leaves on 2 in. high plants
  • Pot size: 3 in.
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves
  • We're sorry, but due to state regulations, this plant cannot be shipped to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington
  • Crimson tide of beauty and fragrance
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 4 to 9, when grown in other zones, special care requirements will be required
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 6 in. away from other plants or structures
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the shake and ship system has been used to remove soil from roots




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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this plant resistant to foot traffic? I am looking for something to alternate between pavers to make a walkway.

Can you walk on it without damaging the plant?
Asked by: Beginner2015
yes! you can walk on this without hurting it. It does grow tall tho. 8-12" so I snip mine from time to time. You can plant it in a walkway crack or patio crack. I have a friend that has Lemon thyme planted in all the cracks of her brick patio and it's lovely.
Answered by: Birdie
Date published: 2016-06-26

Is creeping red thyme plant green after the flowers fade??

Asked by: Marise
Hello, Marise. Yes, the foliage remains green, even underneath the flowers.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-05-23

Can you plant the creeping thyme right in your yard as a seed instead of a plant

Asked by: KristinE
Yes, you can direct sow creeping thyme seeds after the last frost has passed.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-11-21

Is this plant deer resistant?

Asked by: Rory
Yes, this creeping red thyme is deer-resistant.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-08-17
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Customer Reviews

3 in. Coccineus Creeping Red Thyme Plant is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time for Red Thyme! I live in Florida in the Tampa Bay area and let me tell you it is HOT!! We are in the midst of a very serious, long term drought as are many others in our country. Due to the watering restrictions in my county I am only able to water my garden once a week and that puts much pressure on blooming plants both perennials and annuals. When my garden goes green (and believe me, I deadhead for longer lasting blossoms), I rely on colorful drought, resistant ground covering to play center stage. One of my very favorites is the creeping red thyme because of its beauty, resilience and low maintenance. I started with a very few plants that I placed in between border shrubbery and mixed them with some low maintenance peonies and impatiens and I have the most wonderful mixture of color and balance as they have subtly allowed me my summer garden. Now my greenery is not the sore spot of my garden in the hot summer months, but the accent to a garden grown delight. I heartily recommend creeping red thyme to any gardener who wishes to accent a dieing summer garden using the smallest investment providing the highest yield.
Date published: 2009-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not purchase again! The plants arrived and were mostly brown with a few sprigs of green. I planted them and within two weeks they were all dead. They would not replace them because they had to be notified within two weeks. I did not see this written anywhere on the, I would not purchase these mail order again.
Date published: 2011-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive Experiment I bought a dozen and planted them in groups of 3 in 4 separate areas of my yard and, today, there is no evidence of even having ever been planted at all. What a huge waste of energy and money! :(( My yard is watered on an automatic irrigation system so it wasn't from a lack of water. I was patient and the creeping thyme seems to have crept away. Where'd they go?
Date published: 2011-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creeping Thyme Actually, I hesitated for a while when I read those reviews,but I still put order and bought 7 of them because these thyme plant attracted me so much. Home DEPOT shipped very quickly, and nice package too, when I opend the package, those soil leaked and some of them upside down, but it did not affect them to be fresh, they look so fresh and nice, i've already planted them along one of my stone path, they are doing well up to now...So I am gonna say: if you like them, have a try, I think Home Depot is doing a very good job on it.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not very robust I ordered 4 of these, all 4 were very small. The containers were mostly dirt, the plants were tiny. They were over priced for what you get.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Creeping Red Thyme Creeping Red Thyme is beautifull, but very sensitive plant to the transportation. Arrived dryed out. From 12 plants only 2 are alive after 1 month. I believe this 2 plants vill survive and next year will cover the designated space. So the beauty is very expensive.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Buy We recently purchased 40 of the creeping red thyme. They were delivered quickly and in excellent condition. They are planted and doing quite well. The only drawback is that these 40 are for only half of our planned site. I tried to order 40 more, but they are no longer available on-line. Bummer!
Date published: 2010-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick delivery! Ordered them on Monday, Oct. 29-th, got them delivered on Saturday Nov. 2-nd. Same week delivery! Great! Now, I was a bit worried after reading the reviews that I might get some half dead plants as I ordered so late in the year! Nope! They were packed with care in plastic bags, and had a lot of padding, roots were still wet with some soil on them. Planted them the same day, now we'll have to wait and see them grow.
Date published: 2012-11-13
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