Thyme, Creeping Red
Thymus serpyllium coccineus
There are many varieties of Thyme (well over 100), but they all have in common that they like well drained, rather poor soils and are almost drought tolerant. They like to bake in full sun,
This variety has lovely vibrant crimson flowers above a dense low mat of glossy dark leaves in mid to late Summer.
It grows to some 2 inches (5cm) tall, and spreads to 15 inches (40cm)
. It has a good flavour for cooking in stuffings and meat dishes.
Though, being low growing, it is not much used.
Ideal for pots, tubs and to soften the look of hard edging on paths or drives
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item, where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection.Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season olny. Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter. Evergreen = remains green all year
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