Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme

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Drought Tolerant

Easy Care

Full Sun

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Medallion perennials


Creeping thyme is a low-growing, spreading perennial plant that is commonly used as a groundcover or border plant in landscaping. It is known for its dense mats of tiny, fragrant leaves and clusters of tiny, purple or pink flowers that bloom in summer. Creeping thyme is drought-tolerant, easy to care for, and attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. It can also be used in cooking or as a herbal tea, as the leaves contain essential oils with a strong, aromatic flavor. Overall, creeping thyme is a versatile and attractive plant that can be used in a variety of garden settings.
Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme

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Latin Name

Thymus serphyllum coccineum 'Praecox'

Common Name

Creeping Thyme

Current Size

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width

12 Inches

Mature Height

1-2 Inches

Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Full Sun (6+ Hours)


Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Low-growing ground cover: Creeping Thyme is a low-growing herb that can spread to form a dense mat, making it an ideal ground cover plant.
  • Fragrant leaves: This plant has small, oval-shaped leaves that give off a pleasant fragrance when they are brushed or crushed. The aroma is often described as a mix of earthy and herbal notes.
  • Drought-tolerant: Creeping Thyme is a tough and hardy plant that can withstand periods of drought and heat, making it a great choice for areas with hot summers or limited water resources.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Creeping Thyme prefers well-draining soil and does not like to be overwatered. Water the plant deeply once a week during the growing season, and reduce watering in the winter months.
  • Maintenance: Creeping Thyme is a low-maintenance plant and does not require regular care.
  • Pruning: In the growing season, trim the tips of the stems to encourage bushier growth and more blooms. After the plant has finished blooming, trim back the spent flowers to prevent self-seeding and to promote new growth.
  • (Optional):Fertilizer: Creeping Thyme does not require regular fertilization, but it can benefit from a light application of a balanced fertilizer in the spring.

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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