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Thyme Coccineus - Bulk

Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 4 to 6 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 4-6" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1THYME-BULK
Common Name Creeping Thyme
Botanical Name Thymus praecox
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Fuzzy tiny gray-green leaves
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Borders, Groundcover, Erosion Control, Tolerates Foot Traffic, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Description
This amazing plant forms a mat of tough, attractive fragrant greenery that's perfect for rock gardens, areas around walks or steps, and between stepping stones. Its famous for cascading down over retaining walls and rocks. The flowers arrive in late spring into early summer, and cover the plant totally, almost obscuring the foliage.

For something so attractive, creeping thyme is as durable and tough as most lawn grasses. Many gardeners who grow it even use it in areas where it gets light foot traffic! And it goes right on being beautiful and green, with wonderful flowers every year.

Creeping Thyme must have a fast-draining location, since this plant, like lavender, is a dry land species, making it extremely drought-tolerant.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and... Thyme is one of the most historic plants on earth. Ancient Egyptians used it in embalming. Romans loved the fragrance and planted it all over Europe. Its been claimed to be everything from a trance-inducing drug to an aphrodisiac. Today, the essential oil from thyme is still commonly used--its a major ingredient in Listerine! Best of all, of course, is Thymes heavenly fragrance. (All parts of the plant are fragrant.)

Today, various members of the large thyme tribe are used in herb gardens, of course, but also as ornamentals in flower gardens and as ground covers. Its signature foliage, usually gray-green, is highly decorative, and the plants require almost no care once they are established.

Like lavender, its a plant that begs for gritty, fast-draining soil. So mushy loam!

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5.0

Fragrant

By wenreyn

from brookville,pa

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Pros

  • Fragrant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Thyme Coccineus:

    Spread super fast between fieldstones. Smells wonderful.

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    Shipping

    Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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