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Thymus x citriodorus

More About Thymus x citriodorus

  • Mounding, ground cover for a sunny border or rock garden
  • Whorls of tiny, lavender flowers appear on the stem ends
  • Lemon-scented, hairless, green leaves (1 cm long)
  • Leaves are frequently used fresh or dried as a seasoning
  • Bloom Time: Early summer

Interesting Notes:

Thymus x citrodorus  is a species cross between Thymus pulegioides X Thymus vulgaris

Zone:

4

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Lemon Thyme Growing and Maintenance Tips

prefers well-drained, average to dry soils in full sun. Cut back in early spring and trim lightly after flowering to maintain a compact habit. Harvest leaves in the morning for fresh use or store them by hanging them to dry. Leaves are most flavourful before flowering. 


Thymus x citriodorus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Herbal garden
Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Thymus x citriodorus

Thymus serpyllum

Thymus serpyllum

Mother-of-Thyme

Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'

Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'

Variegated Lemon Thyme