Thyme ‘Pink Chintz’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’)
Thyme ‘Pink Chintz’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’) is a shrub that can grow up to 10cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Thyme ‘Pink Chintz’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’).
This plant is commonly known as thyme ‘Pink Chintz’.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: thyme ‘Pink Chintz’
Scientific name: Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’
Plant type: Shrubs
Habit: Mat forming
Height: Up to 10cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators, RHS Award of Garden Merit
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Thyme ‘Pink Chintz’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Thyme ‘Pink Chintz’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ likes to grow in well drained soil.
Thyme ‘Pink Chintz’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’) should be grown in full sun places.