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Lemon Thyme is a herb that is prized for its distinctive lemony fragrance and flavour. It is a variety of thyme that is widely used in culinary and ornamental applications.  Lemon thyme is a perennial herb with a low, creeping growth habit. It typically reaches a height of about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters).The leaves of lemon thyme are small, narrow, and bright green. They have a glossy appearance and are highly aromatic. The plant may produce small clusters of pale purple or pink flowers during the summer.

Lemon thyme is known for its lemony flavour and aroma.  It has a bright, citrusy, and zesty taste with a subtle undertone of traditional thyme.

The lemony quality makes it a versatile herb for a variety of dishes, often used as a flavouring herb in both sweet and savory dishes.  It pairs well with poultry, fish, vegetables, and fruits and can be used to add a refreshing, lemony twist to marinades, dressings, sauces, and desserts.

Lemon Thyme - Thymus citriodorus

  • Lemon thyme is relatively easy to grow and is a hardy herb. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun. 

    It can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or by dividing established plants.  Pruning can help maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth.  Like to be in part or full sun.

    Lemon thyme is appreciated for its ornamental value in gardens. Its low, spreading growth habit and attractive leaves make it a delightful ground cover or border plant.  The lemony fragrance and glossy appearance of the leaves make it a sensory and visual asset in landscaping.


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