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Thymus serpyllum coccineus ( Red Creeping Thyme) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Red Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum coccineus)Herb in 9cm Pot

Thyme is grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant, not only is its foliage is attractive, the flowers are long-lasting and very pretty, and it is drought tolerant - an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen.

Red Creeping Thyme reaches a maximum height of 5-7 cm and with its small green leaves and bright red pink flowers on long stems up to 3" long which appear in May and June it is very decorative. It has small green aromatic leaves which are evergreen given the right conditions, this creeping thyme is suitable for planting in the rock garden, herb garden or the front of a border, or perhaps plant between pavers or at the edge of gravel paths as the aromatic leaves release a lovely scent when trodden on. Red Creeping Thyme likes a well-drained light soil, which should not be too rich in nutrients as this will only encourage the plant to grow 'leggy' and lose its compact shape, also ensure that the plant is cut back after flowering again to help maintain shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun.

Herb Usage

Red Creeping Thyme is an excellent herb for brightening up a herb garden as edging or as a feature plant, it is extensively used as a path thyme between flag stones and within turf. It is often found on rockeries as it is more decorative than culinary.

Buy Red Creeping Thyme Online

Our potted Red Creeping Thyme herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.







Thymus serpyllum coccineus ( Red Creeping Thyme) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Red
Height 5cm
Spread Spreading
Latin Name Thymus serpyllum coccineus
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by John Erskine on 24th Apr 2023

    Service was excellent. Fine little plants arrived in good condition, perfectly packed, and remarkably quickly. Very pleasing

  • 5

    Posted by William Hutcheon on 8th Sep 2021

    Excellent plant now establishing itself in the rockery

  • 5
    Thymus serpyllum coccineus

    Posted by Erica Fisher on 2nd Sep 2021

    I was impressed with the quality of the strong healthy plants and the prompt efficient delivery. Good to see that your blister pack is recyclable.

  • 5
    Excellent healthy plants

    Posted by Kristy on 22nd Jul 2021

    The plants arrived healthy and are doing well in the garden.

  • 5
    Healthy plants

    Posted by Sally Paul on 10th Jun 2021

    This was one of seven plants I ordered for delivery I've never received such well packaged healthy plants & quick delivery with online orders in the past, hoping the Thyme will spread quickly around my stepping stones, very happy with all of the plants will definitely be ordering more when I can squeeze them into my garden!

  • 5
    Creeping red thyme

    Posted by Nick Battey on 12th May 2021

    My wife and I have both ordered plants independently from HooksGreen Herbs over the past 6 months and have received excellent service, top quality plants being despatched without fuss and arriving in good condition. HooksGreen Herbs is now our number one destination when sourcing herb plants. Highly recommended. Thank you. Nick Battey

  • 5
    healthy plants

    Posted by john healey on 13th Jul 2020

    healthy plants, well packed, rapid delivery

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Jun 2017

    Bought to go in between my pathway. Waiting for it to spread but I am really pleased with the plants.