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Thymus x citriodorus
Thymus x citriodorus

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Thymus x citriodorus

Lemon Thyme
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Herbs, Perennials


Diminutive Mediterranean members of the mint family with tiny, usually heavily scented leaves and masses of little flowers in whorls. Well suited to an herb garden or rock garden; prostrate, mat-forming types make good small-space groundcovers. Attractive to bees. Botanical names are constantly undergoing revision and often confusing.

Thymus x citriodorus

Variable hybrid with erect or spreading growth to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Ovate to lance-shaped, medium green leaves with lemon fragrance. Pale lilac flowers in summer. Some varieties have varigated leaves.

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