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Thymus citriodorus

Lemon thyme

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  • Thymus citriodorus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Thymus citriodorus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPale pink purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Thymus citriodorus (Lemon thyme). This is a delightful rounded, frost-hardy shrub which will grow about 30cm high and has tiny oval lemon-scented leaves and pale lilac flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Thyme

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Useful for growing on banks and in rock gardens, troughs and paving.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to marginally frost hardy. You should plant them out from early autumn through to early spring in a sunny site with moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or by division.

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