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Lemon Thyme (Thymus x citriodorus)

Lemon Thyme (Thymus x citriodorus)

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils of somewhat low fertility. Loose, sandy or rocky soils with excellent drainage are best. Dislikes moist to wet soils where it tends to rot. Cut back stems as necessary to maintain plant appearance or to control growth/spread or to limit unsightly woody stem growth. Plants are evergreen in mild winter climates. Harvest leaves for cooking throughout the growing season.


Zone: 5 to 8

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

Bloom Time: July

Bloom Description: Pale lilac

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Annual, Herb, Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Fragrant

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution


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