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 herb garden, or front of a border but is a little tricky because the soil needs to be well drained with no clay and the plant needs to be trimmed to keep the growth low and bushy.
Also known as: Citrus Thyme.
Botanical name: Thymus citriodorus
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?
Yes, but needs trimming to stop it falling apart.
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 40 cm.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plant per square metre.
Mail order herbs, alpines, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.