- 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|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Tiny Deep, Green Foliage Edged In Bright Gold|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|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|
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.
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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.
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Time of Order:
- 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.