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Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'

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Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'

  • Low-growing, dwarf groundcover
  • Becomes covered in pink flowers 
  • Great in sunny dry places & poor soils

Thymus serphyllum 'Pink Chintz' forms a beautiful carpet of tiny purple-pink flowers. The flowers sit atop a mound of small gray-green leaves that have a wonderful aroma when crushed. This is a wonderful dwarf groundcover and can tolerate light foot traffic.

Uses: Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Erosion Control, Flower Beds, Green Roofs, Ground Cover, Herb Gardens, Mass Planting, Miniature Gardens, Paths, Retaining Walls, Rock Gardens, Slopes, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Fragrant, Tolerates Light Foot Traffic
Growth Habit: Spreading, Mat Forming

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in neutral to alkaline, well-drained soil. Tolerates shallow, rocky soils & poor fertility. Avoid poorly-drained soils; prefers to dry out between waterings. Divide in spring, if desired. Shear low in spring; shear lightly after flowering; trim back as needed to keep tidy.

Common Name: Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme, Mother-of-Thyme, Wild Thyme
Plant Type: Perennial, Ground Cover
Exposure: Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Garden Height: 1 Inch
Garden Spread: 18 Inches
Size Category: Short: 18 Inches or less
Deer Resistant: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes