This particular variety of creeping thyme features masses of delicate, yet magnificent magenta blossoms from early to mid summer. The aromatic foliage can be used in soups and sauces, but the main use for this drought tolerant plant is for a low-growing ground cover that can handle some foot traffic. It grows relatively fast, even in part shade, up to 45cm (18") wide, but only 5cm (2") high. This makes it ideal for using around the base of tall perennials and shrubs or for filling in empty spaces along a garden path.
(Thymus praecox 'Coccineus')