Creeping Red Thyme Plants
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
Creeping Red Thyme – low-growing, carpet forming Thyme that has gorgeous red flowers during summer. A perfect example of living flavour being beautiful.
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week. We do not dispatch on bank holidays.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.