Growing & using Pink Lemonade Thyme
Newly planted Pink Lemonade Thyme at about three months.
Pink Lemonade Thyme is a Mountain Valley Growers’ introduction. It is unique because it is a non-variegated lemon scented ground cover thyme with profuse pink flowers. Most lemon scented varieties are either variegated like Doone Valley Thyme or Goldstream Thyme or have white flowers like Lemon Frost Thyme or bloom very little.
After one year, this Pink Lemonade Thyme patch has spread to about a four foot diameter.
Pink Lemonade Thyme has dark green, closely spaced leaves which makes for a dense and fast growing ground cover. It is also nice because it blooms later in summer after many other thymes have finished.
This Pink Lemonade Thyme is growing in partial, filtered sun and loving it!
Pink Lemonade Thyme needs about four hours of direct sun off and on throughout the day and thrives in filtered light the rest of the time. If thyme does not get enough sun, it will grow lanky as it reaches for sun.
The marvel of Pink Lemonade Thyme! After three years this planting of Pink Lemonade Thyme covers about 50 square feet.
As time goes by it will swallow the slow growing gray Woolly Thyme that is at the edge in front. The pink flowering Heretus thyme in the back and the pink flowering Caraway Thyme in the front are two of our earliest blooming thymes.
Pink Lemonade Thyme does not have a lemon flavor strong enough for use in the kitchen. For cooking, use Lemon Thyme which is a tall prolific grower, full of citrus flavor.
Pink Lemonade Thyme is often included in our Alternative Lawn 36-Plant Assortment, available in either 6 plants each of 6 different varieties, or 3 plants each of 12 different varieties.
This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Pink Lemonade Thyme Plug Trays are available.
Read more about Ground Cover Thymes