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Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'

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More About Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'

  • Mounding, ground cover for a sunny border or rock garden
  • Whorls of tiny, lavender flowers appear on the stem ends
  • Lemon-scented, green leaves with yellow, dappled margins
  • 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:

20-25 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Variegated Lemon Thyme Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in a well-drained, average to dry soil, 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 by hanging them to dry. Leaves are most flavourful before flowering. 


Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green
Golden
Variegated

Landscape uses

Herbal garden
Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'