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Creeping Red Thyme

  • Aromatic
  • Culinary Herbs
     Culinary Herbs
  • Ornamental


Pot Size : 1L

Creeping Red Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) is originally native to Northern Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa. The aromatic plant is primarily used as a ground cover decorative garden plant that blooms beautifully in the summer. This Creeping Thyme variety can also be used for medicinal purposes.

Easy to maintain, Creeping Thyme is a perfect perennial that grows densely, preventing unwanted weeds as it spreads. Good for ground cover, containers, window boxes, rockeries or hanging baskets.

ENJOY: Excellent with eggs, beans, tomatoes, cheese, poultry and roasted vegetables. Try baking the Creeping Red Thyme with feta and honey!

Height: Up to 10cm

Spread: 0.1 – 0.5 metres

Flowers: Bright Purple and Deep Red

Differences in Thyme Varieties

We have lovingly grown six varieties of Thyme in our Sussex glasshouse to provide you with the best herb for your kitchen garden. But what are the main differences between each plant? Read on to find your perfect match! 

Creeping Red Thyme

This variety is known for its deep vibrant pink flowers, which cover the entirety of the plant. Creeping Thyme is perfect for filling gaps in the garden or decorating stone walls or balconies where they can grow down over the edge.


The most common variety, this herb is known for its woodsy, earthy taste with a subtle hint of lemon. For those who want to decorate their garden with a slightly taller Thyme, which will bloom pink flowers in the summer months. 

Silver Thyme

As the name suggests, the leaves of this variety are bordered with a silver hue, great for adding a lighter colour to the garden. Can be added to teas or drinks for a sweet, citrusy and minty flavour. 

Lemon Thyme

Leaves have a wonderful yellow colour and a very strong lemon scent and taste. For those who like to use citrus as a pairing with fish or to fill the home with a fresh, clean citrus fragrance.

Variegated Lemon Thyme

Very similar to the Lemon Thyme variety but slightly brighter and more colourful. Able to withstand sunnier spots in a garden, window sill or balcony. 

Golden Thyme

Attractive leaves make it look eye-catching both indoors and outdoors, in or out of bloom. Great for those who want to attract pollinators to the garden.


Soil: Moist, Well Drained

Light Conditions: Partially shaded

Frost Tolerance: Frost tolerant to -10

Creeping Red Thyme
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