Creeping Lemon Thyme description
Pink flowers in the summer.
This has a strong lemon fragrance.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a border, patio, or herb garden and is trouble free provided it is given well drained soil which contains no clay.
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Also known as: Creeping Citrus Thyme.
Botanical name: Thymus pulegioides Lemon
Lemon Thyme culinary uses:
Use with poultry, fish, salads, fruit salads and baked custard.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, provided the drainage is good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can trim back after flowering to remove any untidiness.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 100 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
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