Lemon Thyme

Lemon thyme adds a savory touch to sweet recipes such as this shortbread.

Lemon Thyme

(Thymus x citriodus)
  • Type: Perennial in zones 7 to 9
  • Planting time: spring
  • Features: Tiny, aromatic and flavorful lemon-scented leaves
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Light, well drained, on the dry side
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 12 inches tall
  • Garden use: Herb garden, flower border, containers, seasonal ground cover
  • Culinary use: To give dishes a lemon flavor

A favorite of all thymes, lemon thyme is great in the garden and the kitchen. Easy to grow. Although it looks like German thyme (or English thyme), it definitely tastes and smells like lemon. Use lemon thyme in any recipe that calls for lemon, including marinades. Lemon thyme grows vigorously, so you can trim back to keep neat and compact and enjoy the trimmings! The glossy green foliage is easily sheared into a tiny hedge if you are looking to create a traditional knot garden. Evergreen in zones 8 and 9. This is a really pretty thyme that our customers brag about for its vigor and size. Lemon thyme looks great in a pot.

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