Lemon thyme

A lemon-flavoured thyme !
Common name : Lemon thyme
Scientific name : Thymus citriodorus
Family : Lamiaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 20 - 40
pH 0

Identify my lemon thyme

Thyme is a bushy sub-shrub with linear, elliptical leaves. They're greyish-green, silky and aromatic. It's purple or white, whorled bunches of flowers bloom from May to October. Simply rub the foliage and you'll recognize it's distinct aroma!

Plant my lemon thyme

Plant in the sun, in well-drained limestone soil. The best is to do it in autumn or early spring. Make a hole twice as wide as the root ball, and plant without burying the base of the trunk. In pots, give your thyme limestone soil, or add a little lime if it has only potting soil. Water after planting.

Prune my lemon thyme

Pruning is important to keep your thyme compact. After flowering, cut the tip of each branch by a third, and remove the dead branches.

Water my lemon thyme

Thyme hardly needs any water! Water for the first month after planting, then only in case of drought or wilting stems.

Reap my lemon thyme

Harvest the ends of the branches, and dry them to store them until winter. If you want to consume it right away, it is better to harvest it in the morning, it is the moment it expresses the best its flavor.

Mulch my lemon thyme

Mulch in thin layer a year, in November, with a slow-breaking wood crumb, or with a calcareous mineral mulch.

Repot my lemon thyme

If potted, transplant in a slightly larger container every 2-3 years, and fill with a mixture of chalky soil and potting soil.

Propagate my lemon thyme

Propagate thyme by dividing adult clumps in the spring when they become very large.

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