Lemon Thyme (Thymus x citriodorus) in the Thymes Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 3:31 AM

"Thymus citriodorus is an evergreen sub-shrub, growing to 3.9 inches in height by 12 inches in spread. It prefers full sun and well draining soil. The bloom period is mid to late summer, with pink to lavender flowers that are a nectar source for bees and butterflies.

Thymus citriodorus and its cultivars are cultivated as ornamental plants, culinary herbs, and medicinal plants. In gardens, the plants are often used as groundcovers: in planting beds, between stepping stones, and in containers. They are a drought tolerant plant when established. As honey plants attracting wildlife, they are used in wildlife gardening.

The leaves are used as a flavoring herb in cooking, raw in salads, and for a herbal teas. Herbal medicinal uses can include the using leaves and/or essential oils in: antiseptics, asthma and respiratory aromatherapy, deodorants, and disinfectants."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

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