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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Red Creeping Thyme

Posted By planetnatural on Home - Red creeping thyme (Thymus praecox) spreads quickly to make a lush carpet of small leaves and bright blooms! When touched or crushed, the soft green foliage releases an aromatic scent. In early summer, hundreds of bright pink and red flowers bloom, enhancing the already pleasant aroma. Butterflies and bees are drawn to the flowers because of the nectar they produce. Red creeping thyme is an excellent low-maintenance addition to any garden. As it spreads, it grows densely, crowding out undesirable weeds. Keep reading this article to learn the ins and outs of caring for red creeping thyme so it thrives in your garden. Botanical Name: Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’ Common Name: Red creeping thyme, crimson thyme, mother of thyme Family: Lamiaceae Plant Type: Woody perennial Hardiness Zones: 4 – 9 (USDA) Sun Exposure: Full sun Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy Soil pH: Neutral to alkaline Height: 3 to 6 inches Bloom Time: Summer Flower Color: purple, deep-pink, red Quick Guide: Planting, Growing & Caring for Red Creeping Thyme Red creeping thyme requires full sun to grow and bloom Plant in well-prepared sandy loam with good drainage Do not overwater and allow it to dry between waterings Frequent pruning is essential to maintain this stunning ground cover... Read more

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