Thymus 'Soft Blush'

Open, mat-forming shrub with decumbent rather than creeping stems; stems hairy all round. Leaves grey-green, broadly spoon-shaped to rhomboid, with long and short hairs on the margins and both surfaces. Flowering heads about 15 mm wide, developing on decumbent shoots; heads elongating to produce interrupted 'spikes'. Flowers female, teeth of upper lip of calyx ciliate, lower lip of corolla faintly tinged pink. Flowering period long.

This hybrid of unknown parentage has been sold as T. 'Pink Chintz', a cultivar which appears not to be grown in Australia. [T. 'Pink Chintz']

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Thymus L.