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Magic Carpet Thyme

Magic Carpet Thyme

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In no time, you'll have a carpet covered with clusters of tiny pink blooms all summer long. This is perfect for rock gardens, in walkways, between patio bricks and as a border planting. Tough enough to take foot traffic and remain beautiful, space 12-15" apart.

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Light: Full Sun
Height: 2 - 4"
Bloom Time: Late spring to summer.
Spread: 12 - 15"
Zones: 4-9

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Magic Carpet Thyme Product Details

Botanical Name: Thymus serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'
Form: Semi-evergreen perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 2 - 4"
Spread: 12 - 15"
Spacing: 12 - 15"
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Foliage Type: Linear to elliptic, slightly hairy, green leaves.
Flower Form: Clusters of tubular, 2-lipped pink flowers, each between 1/8 and 3/8 inch long.
Flower Color: Pink
Flowering Date: Late spring to summer.
Planting Requirements: Best in a rock garden, where allowed to spread freely between rocks or walkways without being crowded by other vigorous plants.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Unique Characteristics: A perennial that forms a perfect low carpet of foliage and blooms. An added plus, the foliage has a sweet lemon scent. Well suited for a front sunny border or rock garden. Belongs to the mint family. Can withstand a little foot traffic.
Pruning: None necessary, unless you want to control the spreading.
Additional Information: Good companion plants - Delosperma cooperi - Ice plant, Gypsophila cerastioides, Sedum spurium.
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Magic Carpet Thyme is he perfect addition to your rock garden or walkway. Otherwise known as the Thymus Serpyllum Magic Carpet, this elegant plant can be planted to enhance the entry to any home or garden. Left to freely meander and spread, the Magic Carpet Thyme is an excellent choice to fill in difficult areas of any garden. Its delicate pink blooms and dusty green foliage are enhanced by a subtle lemony perfume. This semi-perennial evergreen is very easy to care for and the perfect choice of plant for the beginning gardener. Best if planted in direct sun, you only need to prune as a way to control its growth. The Magic Carpet Thyme grow well in full sun or areas with partial shade. These perennial flowers grow well in rich soil without a sandy or clay mix and in soil with an average pH and moist, but easily drained. The Magic Carpet Thyme typically have a medium growth rate, with a blooming season that runs from Late Spring to Late Summer. The Magic Carpet Thyme stays attractive throughout the growing season, and with the added benefit of being rabbit and deer-resistant, your garden with be the talk of the neighborhood.

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