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  • Thalictrum ichangense Dwarf meadowrue, Chinese meadowrue, in China called “dun ye tang song cao” Z 5-7

    Airy sprays of palest of pink flowers in early summer & sporadically reblooming

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    Airy sprays of palest of pink flowers in early summer & sporadically reblooming. Pretty foliage – flushed with purple and marbled grey, think Begonia leaves.

    Size: 6” x 6”
    Care: shade to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: forests and damp rocky ledges in Western China

    Described in literature 1888. Collected for the West by Augustine Henry (1857-1930)  Irishman who went to China as a physician in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service and stayed 20 years hunting the plants of central China. He collected about 5000 new plants.  Used in traditional Chinese medicine.
    The species name ichangense comes from the province of Ichang where Dr. Henry found this.

  • Thymus pseudolanuginosus Woolly thyme Z 4-8

    miniature, very hairy silver leaves, resembling wool. Lavender flowers in June.

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    Grown as a groundcover or in rock gardens for its miniature, very hairy silver leaves, resembling wool.  Lavender flowers in June.

    Size: 1” x 12” spreading slowly
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant
    Native: Europe

    1st mentioned in literature by Phillip Miller of Chelsea Physic Garden, 1771.

  • Thymus serpyllum ‘Minus’ syn. T. praecox ‘Minus’ Dwarf thyme Z 5-9

    Miniscule gray-green leaves, topped by tiny pink flowers

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    Miniscule gray-green leaves, topped by tiny pink flowers in midsummer, spreads to form a tight carpet.

    Size: 1” x 12” spreads
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant.
    Size: Great for rock gardens, groundcover, drought tolerant.

    Thymus  from the Greek word for “odor” due to the plant’s fragrance. Ancient Greeks made incense with thyme.  ‘Minus’ described by Parkinson in 1640.  He called it Thymus serphyllum vulgare minus.

  • Thymus serpyllum ssp. arcticus syn. T. praecox Lemon thyme Z 2-9

    Purple flowers May – August with evergreen foliage on this tiny leaved plant. Good for groundcover or rock garden.

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    Purple flowers May – August with evergreen foliage on this tiny leaved plant. Good for groundcover or rock garden.

    Size: 4” x 12” and spreading
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Greenland, Norway, Iceland, the Arctic, much of the US incl WI.

    Thymus from the Greek word for “odor” due to the plant’s fragrance. Ancient Greeks made incense with thyme. This species collected on an exhibition in the Arctic before 1855. Parkinson describes lemon thyme in 1640 but it may be different than this.