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Lemon Thyme
Lemon Thyme
Photo: Lemon Thyme, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm greenhouses, Burlington, ON, May 12 2010
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2010. Available May 2016, in 4" pots and planters.

  • Description
    Thymus x citriodorus
    Winter Hardiness: Perennial
    Light Requirements: Sun, part sun
    Height: 6 - 8"
    Habit: Mounded, spreads
    Where to plant: Well drained soil in your garden, or containers

  • In the Garden
    With its variegated leaves, this thyme may be the prettiest herb in your garden. Plant in the ground, and lemon thyme will survive most winters as it is hardier than regular thyme.

  • In the Kitchen
    Run your fingers through the leaves of lemon thyme, and you will discover why it has so many uses, especially baked fish, marinades, fried veggies, fruit salad, even cookies! Use in any recipe that calls for a bit of lemon. Steep in boiling water for a refreshing tea.

  • Harvest
    Cut off young shoots, strip leaves from stem when possible. Depending on severity of the winter, Lemon Thyme may be harvested for most of the winter.

  • Preserve
    Dry, or blanche and freeze.