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Thymus citriodorus (Lemon Thyme)

This aromatic herbaceous perennial features lemony-fragranced ovate-lanceolate dark green leaves with creamy variegation grow on thin aromatic stems, and make a savoury, earthy addition to meat and fish dishes, as well as salads, soups, stews, and sauces. May be used fresh or dried. Tiny pale lilac flowers appear at the top of the spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to drought


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture