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Red Creeping Thyme

Plant Details

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Description: Mat forming, aromatic, evergreen perennial with finely hairy, trailing stems. Used as a ground cover for rock gardens and a great substitute for turf. Blooms clusters of reddish-pink flowers in late Spring. Handles some traffic. Not for culinary use.


Perennial - Evergreen (soft-stemmed plants that keep their leaves and color during the Winter): Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. To avoid winter stress, wait until spring to identify what portions of the plant are still alive and then remove the rest.


Mature Size: 4" tall x 6-12" wide
Utah Native: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: 
Bloom Seasons: Late Spring
Bloom Period: March - June

Growing Conditions

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (+6)
Irrigation Requirement: Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)

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Draper City Hall
1020 E. Pioneer Road
Draper, UT 84020

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