THYMUS serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'

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THYMUS serpyllum 'Magic Carpet'

Shepherd's Thyme
Select Item No. TA135

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe
Special Features: A seed strain that forms perfectly low carpets with foliage and has the sweet fragrance of lemon thyme. Use well suited for rock gardens, wall plantings or as a groundcover. Easy from seed.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2001.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: carmine-pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: elliptic, slightly hairy, green, aromatic
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 5 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.16667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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