Thymus 'Pink Chintz' Creeping Pink Thyme

Thymus 'Pink Chintz' Creeping Pink Thyme

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An ornamental creeping thyme with aromatic foliage
SKU 29051
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Key Characteristics

5 - 9

Mature Height

2 IN

Mature Width

12 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Thymus 'Pink Chintz' Creeping Pink Thyme

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

'Pink Chintz', a delightful variety of creeping thyme that adds a charming touch to any garden landscape. Bursting into a profusion of salmon pink flowers from early spring to midsummer, this Thymus serpyllum cultivar, also known as creeping thyme or wild thyme, is a favorite among bees and butterflies for its nectar-rich blooms.

This compact herbaceous perennial features a mat-forming habit and boasts rapid growth, making it an ideal ground cover. Its charming, fuzzy dark green leaves not only add visual appeal but also emit a pleasant fragrance when gently crushed. Perfect for mass planting or as a filler between stepping stones in small areas, 'Pink Chintz' serves as an exceptional edging plant along pathways. Its adaptability allows it to thrive in various urban settings, whether in beds, borders, or containers. It effortlessly sprawls and cascades over rocks and ledges in rock gardens, enhancing the natural beauty of any space.

Low maintenance and easy to cultivate, Creeping Thyme 'Pink Chintz' lourishes in sunny locations with well-drained, neutral to alkalie soils. It's remarkably adaptable, thriving even in poor soils like sandy or rocky terrain, though it shies away from wet conditions. Resistant to deer, rabbits, and diseases, this plant is a hassle-free addition to any garden, requiring minimal pest management.

Incorporate 'Pink Chintz' into your garden for a touch of elegance and natural charm. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, this delightful perennial will enchant you with its beauty and resilience. Experience the joy of gardening with 'Pink Chintz' Creeping Thyme, your perfect companion for creating vibrant, aromatic outdoor spaces.

From creeping thyme to the classic culinary English thyme, selecting the right type depends on your gardening goals and taste preferences. Learn how to care for thymus plants in our Care Guide for growing and caring for thyme.

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Genus Thymus
Species serpyllum
Variety 'Pink Chintz'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Dwarf
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Winter Interest
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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