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Red Creeping Thyme
A Glowing Carpet of Color!

Red Creeping Thyme

1-Quart
Item # 48940
$9.95
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Fragrant foliage, too!

Early summer brings a blanket of stunning crimson flowers on this semi-evergreen groundcover!
Red Creeping Thyme offers brilliant crimson flowers to carpet the early-summer garden floor. A low, mat-forming plant with fragrant foliage as well as beautiful blooms, it is easy and irresistible in any sunny setting!

Just a few inches high, the plant is densely covered with tiny, dark green, shiny leaves that are intensely aromatic when crushed -- plant them between paving stones and enjoy their fragrance every time you pass by.

Evergreen in the South, semi-evergreen in the North. Plant 12 to 15 inches apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Zones 4-8.

Genus2 Thymus
Species praecox
Variety 'Coccineus'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Mid Summer
Habit Prostrate
PlantHeight 1 in - 4 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 18 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance
BloomColor Red
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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I loved the ease of navigating their online catalog. Originally I was looking for lavendar plants through an online internet search and this company came up under the displayed results. I looked at other items they offered and was impressed. Originally I was going to purchase similar items from another company for garden I am making this year in memory of my little girl who passed away and they gave me a new and exciting perspective on other planting ideas. I am happy to say that I was able to complete and order my entire garden design on their web site. Look forward to receiving the plants and enjoying them for years to come.

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Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).