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About Lemon Thyme Plants

Thymus x citriodorus, commonly known as Lemon Thyme, is a versatile herb celebrated for its culinary and aromatic qualities. With its green leaves exuding a refreshing lemon fragrance and delicate With its green leaves exuding a refreshing lemon fragrance and delicate pink to lavender flowers, Lemon Thyme adds a vibrant touch to any garden or kitchen.

Lemon Thyme bears a striking resemblance to English Thyme in appearance but boasts a distinct lemony flavor and aroma, making it a prized kitchen herb. Whether enhancing marinades, salads, soups, or meat dishes, its citrusy zest adds a refreshing twist to any recipe without overpowering the flavors. Beyond its culinary applications, Lemon Thyme serves a multitude of purposes. With its aromatic fragrance and antiseptic properties, this versatile herb remains a popular choice for various natural uses, from household cleaning to holistic wellness practices.

During mid-summer, it produces delicate pink or lavender flowers, adding a charming touch to any garden landscape. Lemon Thyme is an easy-to-grow and maintain herb, making it a delightful addition to herb gardens, containers, or border fronts.

Easy Care Tips for Lemon Thyme

This organic herb is easy to grow! Lemon Thyme thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. Water Lemon Thyme deeply after planting, then water sparingly during hot, dry spells to prevent overwatering. Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer in spring to encourage healthy growth and flavorful foliage.

Plant spacing should allow 18-24 inches between plants to accommodate its spread. This low-maintenance herb requires minimal pruning to keep it neat and compact. Harvest Lemon Thyme by snipping off sprigs as needed throughout the growing season. Regular harvesting encourages new growth and maintains the plant’s shape and health. In colder climates, Lemon Thyme may be grown as an annual or brought indoors during winter. However, in zones 5-9, where winters are milder, it remains evergreen, providing year-round beauty and culinary delight.

Our USDA-Certified Organic herbs come potted in quality soil and ready to plant!

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 5 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 12 - 18" tall x 12 - 18" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 18" apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow herbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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