Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' (AKA T. praecox 'Pink Chintz', T. praecox ssp. articus 'Pink Chintz')
Pronunciation: TYE-mus sur-PILL-um
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Pink Chintz blooms from early to late spring above dark olive leaves. This Thyme's gentle magenta-pink flowers are typically the first to appear each spring.

Similar to 'Elfin', slightly different blooms, blooms earlier, larger leaves.
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General information about Thymus serpyllum (Thyme):
A highly multi-purpose perennial groundcover, Thyme is a low-growing, highly aromatic herb that is often grown as an evergreen ornamental groundcover. It grows well in the cracks between rocks and pavers or stepping stones.

Abundantly fragrant and flavorful, gardeners can’t resist running their fingers through the lacey foliage just to enjoy its lemony scent. Thyme grows especially well in somewhat dry, sunny conditions.

This elegant and low-maintenance groundcover can even be planted in sandy soil and once established it tolerates drought (though it grows more heartily with profuse watering), and light foot traffic. Owing to its acceptance of light foot traffic, your planting options are expanded beyond rock gardens to stepping stones, pathways, borders, edging and filling crooks and crevices as long as you give it well-drained soil.

Butterflies are fond of Thyme and you will discover that she is very disease resistant meaning, once established, you will be rewarded with years of fragrant, delicious, and timeless beauty. Prostrate by nature, Thyme takes on a slight mounding habit if planted in an area with only partial sun.

Thyme is most fragrant and flavorful when grown in dry, lean, well-drained soil. The foliage can be used for seasoning at any time and is easily dried. The blooms are also edible, and are tastiest when first opening. Sprigs of Thyme are wonderful stuffed inside poultry before roasting or snipped into salads for a citrusy punch on the palette.

Gardener Tips
Too much moisture can rot the plants, so you will find it does best with average water and well drained soil.

If you love to have a little design fun in your garden, select an area where you alternate pavers or stepping stones with plantings of Thyme to create a geometric pattern. Some gardeners even opt to write words with plantings of Thyme.

A fun project with grandchildren is to create a series of steps from concrete blocks. Inside each hole in the block, put a small layer of gravel, followed by a cupful of sand, then excellent quality soil and one Thyme plant.

Interesting Facts
Thyme is native to most of Europe and North Africa and as such is often used in those cuisines.

Thyme has been utilized for millennia. Due to its intrepid and vitality-laden symbolism to the ancient Greeks, athletes covered their arms with its oil before tournaments.

All varieties of Thyme have strong disinfectant properties, which brought about the cultivars' widespread use by Egyptians for embalming and during 20th century wartime to sterilize wounds.
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Gorgeous Plugs
07/12/2022 By Carol DW (NY)
Product reviewed: Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

I was thrilled to open my box of 25 moist, green, thriving, not-root-bound Pink Chintz plugs. They were comparable in price to what was offered at a local shop, but so much healthier. And a week in place between pavers, they are doing well.
Gorgeous!
03/18/2022 By Victoria McGrath (NJ)
Product reviewed: Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Absolutely love this ground cover. Will order more.

Very quick turn around time with ordering, processing of order and delivery of order. I was notified via text every step of the way, from processing to delivery date. Due to Covid 19, the plants were delivered in 4 days, which is understandable. The plants... Read full review >
Great!
05/14/2020 By Connie (CT)
Product reviewed: Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Plants arrived in great condition. Very happy!
So healthy!
05/07/2020 By Tracy Bullard (TX)
Product reviewed: Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

I received these packed so well in a wax-coated box; they were carefully wrapped in damp newspaper. All of the plants were full and healthy. I planted them the following day and they are thriving. I’ll definitely purchase more plants from Classy Groundcovers again!
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We do not recommend shipping this plant during the heat of summer. This means plant before July or after August.

You may order them, but understand that we will not replace or refund should any perish. (more)

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Care
Care: between pavers, Care: deadhead, Care: Thyme
General information that applies to all plants:
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- Planting instructions
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