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Pink Chintz Thyme

Thymus 'Pink Chintz'

SKU
05124
Tiny, pink flowers blanket the low-growing mat of fuzzy, gray-green leaves which emit a pleasing scent when stepped on. Blooms earlier than other selections. Tolerates light traffic between stepping stones as well as dry conditions. A fine groundcover for small areas. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationTy-muss
Average Size at MaturityTight, compact habit, reaches just 1 in. tall, quickly spreading 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Thrives in average to very lean, neutral to alkaline soils. Space 12 to 15 in. apart as groundcover; closer for faster fill. Trim lightly, just after flowering. In early spring, prune back old foliage to 1/2 inch. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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