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Thymus citriodorus Lemon Thyme


Lemon Thyme in the garden just starting to bloom

  Lemon Thyme plant ready for shipping.



Lemon Thyme looks like English Thyme and grows like English Thyme but that is where the similarity stops. Lemon Thyme definitely smells like lemon and tastes like lemon. It can be used in any recipe calling for lemon juice, lemon zest or lemon flavoring. It grows like a weed so there is always more lemon waiting in the garden. Lemon Thyme added to marinade is great with fish or chicken. Lemon Thyme's glossy green foliage can be sheared to form one of the knots in a traditional knot garden.

Lemon Thyme is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Gourmet Herb Garden Six Pack.

This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant.  They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by 3/4 of an inch. Check here to see if Lemon Thyme Plug Trays are available.


Cultural Information

Height: 6-8 inches  

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 4-11

Flower Color: Pink

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving

Uses: Culinary

Organic Lemon Thyme Plant

$4.95 per 3 inch pot



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