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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Lemon Thyme is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this herb: I have this in a 4 x 5 raised bed with english thyme, oregano and cilantro. I livein NE Ohio. this is 3rd year of vigorous growth! I have actually separated the thymes and oregano and transplanted into other raised beds in late spring and all are thriving wonderfully! awesome on chicken on grill, potato salad, green beans!! yummmmmmmy!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a learner, and I'd like to say, great knowledge!
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love lemon thyme. I planted it in a box with rosemary and oregano about 3 months ago, and they seem to love to be planted together. I'm about to make lemon thyme cookies because I have so much it is overflowing in the box.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great plant. Very easy to grow. I love that it is so compact; as there are hundreds of leaves on the plant while it is only 6 inches wide. Great for any use in cooking. Tastes great.
Date published: 2015-06-01
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