Plant Number: 1.515.050   

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Golden Lemon Thyme
Thymus × citriodorus ‘Gold Edge’

  

This is a bushy-growing selection of Lemon Thyme, useful both as an ornamental perennial and culinary herb. Plants form a low, shrubby evergreen clump of tiny lemon-scented green leaves, variegated with golden-yellow. Clusters of lilac-pink flowers appear in summer. Exceptional fragrance and flavor, one of the very best for cooking. Very drought tolerant once established. Plants should be lightly pruned in early spring, but no lower than 4 to 6 inches. Not easily divided. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.


Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Gold
  Light Green
  Variegated

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Culinary
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches