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Creeping Thyme Pink Chintz

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Creeping Pink Chintz is a flat-growing variety, with light-pink flowers that open up in the summer months. This variety will withstand some foot traffic, making it the ideal candidate for a lawn substitute or planting between stonework. (Thymus)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Early summer
SKU ASL3GXX

Plant Information

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and... Thyme is one of the most historic plants on earth. Ancient Egyptians used it in embalming. Romans loved the fragrance and planted it all over Europe. Its been claimed to be everything from a trance-inducing drug to an aphrodisiac. Today, the essential oil from thyme is still commonly used--its a major ingredient in Listerine!

Best of all, to today's gardeners, is Thymes heavenly fragrance. (All parts of the plant are fragrant, and spread their scent wherever they're planted.)

Various members of the large thyme tribe are used in herb gardens, of course, but also as ornamentals in flower gardens and as ground covers. Its signature foliage, usually gray-green, is highly decorative, and the plants require almost no care once they are established.

Like lavender, its a plant that begs for gritty, fast-draining soil, and is very drought-tolerant. No moist, mushy loam for your Thyme!

Associated SKUs
ASL3GXX
ASL3G31 (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
ASL3G32 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
Common Name Creeping Thyme
Botanical Name Thymus serpyllum
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Groundcover, Evergreen, Erosion Control, Plants for Small Spaces, Tolerates Foot Traffic
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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      I bought two. They both died within a month or so.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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