Mother of thyme Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' http://www.parkseed.comThymus serpyllumPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of Park Seed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Mother of thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz') TY-mus sir-FIL-lum Synonyms: T. praecox 'Pink Chintz' Genus: Thymus One of the first thymes to flower each year, this charming and reliable cultivar bursts into bloom in early spring with unique salmon-pink flowers. Its fuzzy olive-green foliage forms a mat 1 to 2 inches tall and 18 inches wide. It is one of the most tolerant of thymes of dry conditions, but grows robustly with plenty of water. Noteworthy Characteristics: 'Pink Chintz' thrives in any dry, well-drained spot. Patios, walks, rock gardens, stone walls, and pond borders all benefit from its creeping, cascading habit. It spills gracefully over stone walls and is excellent between pavers where occasional foot traffic releases its distinct aroma. Thymes are well-loved by bees and butterflies. Care: Provide well-drained, average, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. In early spring, shear to one-half inch and, later, lightly trim back after flowering. Propagation: Divide in spring or fall. Problems: Gray mold, root rot. Overview Height Less than 6 in. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Spreads Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Foliage, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Early Spring Flower Color Pink Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Waterside Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden, Herb Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant, Frost Tolerant Type Herbs Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'View the discussion thread.