A pot of Red Creeping Thyme in bloom

Creeping Red Thyme Plants

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Creeping Red Thyme is a low-growing, carpet forming Thyme that has gorgeous red flowers during summer.   A perfect example of living flavour being beautiful.  This is a herb plant that is perfect for adding to a herb hanging basket alongside ornamental planting also. 

Red Creeping Thyme plants are the perfect example of a winter hardy herb plant that you can grow quite happily here in the UK throughout the colder months of the year.  It's a herb plant that will look beautiful throughout the winter months before exploding into life, colour and flavour as the better weather returns.

Creeping Red Thyme is also a variety of herb plant that the local bee population will love.  One of our favourite sights is seeing bees working away busily on the flowers of Creeping Red Thyme herb plants on a summer morning.  Here are other herbs that bees will enjoy in your garden.


  • Latin Name: Thymus serpyllum coccineus

    Type: Evergreen, Perennial

    Soil Type: Free draining

    Where should I plant this variety? Full sun

    How tall does it grow? Approx 5-10cm

    How much space does it need? Approx 20cm, spreading, carpet forming.

    When does it flower? Red flowers during summer

    Top care tips: Prune regularly to avoid plant becoming leggy




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