A Thyme with lemon scented foliage. A tender perennial grown as an annual.
All Plants, Perennial Tender
average to dry once established
Soil & Site
average, well drained, never soggy especially in the winter
small tubular, lilac, borne in dense terminal clusters, you notice the mass of flowers more than the individual flower
small oval leaves, lemon scented
12 inches high
cut back to maintain shape, cut back hard in the spring
Thymus is derived from either a Greek verb meaning ‘to fumigate’ or a noun (courage) and, as thymon, is a classical Greek name used by the Greek philosopher, Theophrastus (c.327-c.287 BC), for thyme or another similar plant. (www.plantlives.com) Has a vast array of medicinal, aromatic, household, decorative and culinary uses.
Notes & Reference
#44-The Complete Book of Herbs (Lesley Bremness), #40-Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (Steven Stills), #97-Mints (Barbara Perry Lawton), #145-Plant Lives, (Sue Eland) www.plantlives.com