Characteristics: A low-growing evergreen perennial with small, variegated leaves and tubular pink flowers in summer.
Growth and Spread: Ultimate height of up to 20cm and spread of up to 45cm.
Care and Maintenance: Plant in full sun in light, well-draining soil. Prune after flowering and divide clumps in spring.
Period of Interest: Foliage interest all year round. Flowers in summer.
Thyme lemon variegated is a compact evergreen perennial with tiny, narrowly-ovate green leaves variegated in cream. The foliage is highly aromatic, releasing a citrussy scent whenever it is brushed past. Small lilac-pink flowers appear in summer and last all season. These are a magnet for pollinators, attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden.
Lemon thyme is a popular culinary herb that is bursting with antioxidants. It adds flavour to stews, casseroles, chutneys and stuffings as well as complementing fish and chicken dishes. It is an excellent addition to a bouquet-garni and is often used to make herbal tea.
Lemon variegated thyme is easy to grow. Once established, the plant is drought tolerant and only need to be watered during long dry spells. Thyme is an excellent choice for growing in pots and herb gardens but also works well as ground cover in rockeries and gravel gardens.
Please Note: When purchasing plants, please consider that each live item is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. The plant will be supplied in a growers pot. Depending on season, some plants may be pruned back to encourage growth and deciduous plants may arrive without leaves.
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