Lemon thyme
Lemon thyme
Scientific Classification
Species: Thymus × citriodorus

Orange thyme
Variegated lemon thyme
Winter thyme

Thymus limoneum

Thymus serpyllum var citridorus
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 21°C (70°F)
Max germination temp: 26°C (79°F)
Germination time: 7 days
Time to transplanting: +14 days
Time to harvesting: +76 days
Mature height: 20-40cm (8-16in)
Mature spread: 20-30cm (8-12in)
Ideal pH range: 6.6 - 8.5
Growing plant spacing: 30cm (12in)
References: [1][2][3][4]

Lemon thyme (Thymus × citriodorus) is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe and is much cultivated as a culinary herb. It can be more difficult to grow than common thyme. If over-fertilised it will grow into a large, bushy plant with little flavour. Without fertilising it, it won't produce much of a crop.[5]


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  1. Lemon Thyme. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
  2. Common Thyme. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
  3. Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 138. ISBN 9780903505468
  4. (1994). Food From Your Garden & Allotment. Reader's Digest Association Ltd, London. P. 218. ISBN 978276443367
  5. How to Grow Lemon Thyme. WikiHow. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
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