Family: Lamiaceae

Scientific Name: Thymus citriodorus Lemon

Common Name: Lemon Thyme

DescriptionA Thyme with lemon scented foliage. A tender perennial grown as an annual.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennial Tender
Hardiness Zone(6)7-9
Moistureaverage to dry once established
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained, never soggy especially in the winter
Flowerssmall tubular, lilac, borne in dense terminal clusters, you notice the mass of flowers more than the individual flower
Leavessmall oval leaves, lemon scented
Dimensions12 inches high
Maintenancecut back to maintain shape, cut back hard in the spring
Misc FactsThymus 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. ( 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)
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