Lemon Thyme Plant

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

The Lemon Thyme Plant makes a lovely visual addition to a bed or garden while also providing a versatile and tasty herb that can be used to season food or make tea. Also known as Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus’, this plant has a dense, mounding, and spreading growth habit. Tiny, green leaves are edged in yellow and give off a strong lemon scent.

Lemon Thyme Plant Care  

Plant Lemon Thyme Plant in full sun, in rich, moist, but well-drained soil with a neutral pH. This plant naturally spreads out and is a good groundcover, so give it room and space plants about 12 inches apart. Harvest the stems as needed and lightly prune to encourage branching and rejuvenate growth.

Growing Lemon Thyme Plant 

Harvest leaves for use fresh or dried at any time during the growing season. Lemon Thyme Plant grows 4 to 6 inches tall but will spread out 20 to 24 inches wide. 

The Lemon Thyme Plant is at home in an herb garden and does very well in a container, allowing this plant to be grown on a porch or patio or inside. Plants grown indoors will need to be placed in a sunny south-facing window. Select a container that is 8- to 10-inches wide and has drainage. The reaching branches will spill over the sides and create a cascade of foliage. 

Watering Lemon Thyme Plant 

Keep the soil moist and water Lemon Thyme when the top few inches of soil are dry. Plants grown in containers, especially in full sunlight, need water frequently. When grown as a houseplant, feel the soil and water when the top 3 inches are dry.

Feeding Lemon Thyme Plant 

Thyme plants are not heavy feeders. While the Lemon Thyme Plant can easily live in poor-quality soil, plants in rich soil do not need to be fed. Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring if the soil is nutrient depleted.

Lemon Thyme Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Tiny Deep, Green Foliage Edged In Bright Gold
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Lemon Thyme Plant
Other Name(s): Lemon Thyme
Scientific Name: Thymus c. 'Aureus'- Lemon Thyme

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.