Red Creeping Thyme
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Red Creeping Thyme

Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’ Dense flat mats of dark fragrant evergreen leaves are quickly blanketed in outstanding magenta-red flowers.

One of the most rewarding groundcovers I’ve ever planted—each year it fills in the blank spots between the chives and sage in my herb beds and is now beginning to politely root itself into the garden pathways. The bees can’t get enough of it and neither can I.

Plant in full sun, in moist well-drained soil. Grows 2-4" tall. Z3. (bare-root crowns)

746 Red Creeping Thyme
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.