I bought some creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), specifically labelled "pink chintz" and it has virtually no fragrance, even when I crush it between my fingers. You have to inhale so deeply to even get the faintest scent.
The label notes that it "features fragrant fuzzy green leaves."
I planted it in October in full sun. I live in hardiness zone 5b. Some moderate searching turned up no answers.
Here are closeup and slightly wider shot of the plant. Apologies for the crappy photos, I'm a better gardener than I am a photographer.
So my questions are these:
1) are herbs planted in the fall not likely to be fragrant till the following spring (which has never been my experience before); &
2) are there specific conditions (weather, soil, age, etc.) that affect the scent of herbs in general?
Thanks for any help!