Scientific Name: Thymus x citriodorus Form: Mounded
Common Name:lemon thyme Texture:Fine
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Lanceolate, Oblong, Ciliate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Floriferous), White, Pink, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Schizocarp, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Herb, Perennial border
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite, elliptic, about 5 mm long, dark green with a strong lemon scent lemon-scent especially when in flower; flowers tiny, tubular, pale lilac.