A fragrant mounding thyme, Lime Thyme
makes a great ground cover. The bright green lime-colored leaves are scented of citrus
and help brighten up darker corners of the garden. In the photo above,
Lime Thyme fills in under the white flowers of gray leaved
Greek Sage. It blooms in the summer
which is later than most thymes.
Even though the fragrance is
heavenly, this herb is more ornamental than culinary and does
not have a citrus taste and does not make an adequate culinary herb. For
cooking, use Lemon Thyme,
a tall prolific grower full of citrus flavor.
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
Thyme Plug Trays are available.