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Lemon Thyme

  • Culinary Herbs
     Culinary Herbs
  • Wellbeing


Pot Size : 1L

Available from 7/02/2024

A lemon thyme plant is a fragrant, perennial herb known for its citrusy aroma and flavour, often used to enhance various culinary dishes. This versatile plant is not just a kitchen staple but also adorns gardens with its tiny, beautiful flowers, spreading a lemony scent when brushed or crushed.

Lemon scented evergreen perennial with attractive tiny green and cream leaves and lilac flowers in early summer.

ENJOY: Lemon thyme is excellent with eggs, beans, tomatoes, cheese, poultry and roasted vegetables: try in a gin spritz! 

Height: 0.1 – 0.5 metres

Spread: 0.1 – 0.5 metres

Flowers: Light Purple

Types Of Thyme

We have lovingly grown six types of Thyme in our Sussex glasshouse to provide you with the best herb for your kitchen garden. But what are the main differences between each thyme variety? Read on to find your perfect match! 

Lemon Thyme

Lemon thyme plants have leaves with a wonderful yellow colour and a very strong lemon scent and taste. For those who like to use citrus as a pairing with fish or to fill the home with a fresh, clean, citrus fragrance.


The most common variety, this herb is known for its woodsy, earthy taste with a subtle hint of lemon. For those who want to decorate their garden with a slightly taller Thyme which will bloom pink flowers in the summer months. 

Silver Thyme

As the name suggests the leaves of this variety are bordered with a silver hue, great for adding a lighter colour to the garden. Can be added to teas or drinks for a sweet, citrusy and minty flavour. 

Creeping Red Thyme

This variety is known for its deep vibrant pink flowers which cover the entirety of the plant. Perfect for filling gaps in the garden or to decorate stone walls or balconies where they can grow down over the edge.

Variegated Lemon Thyme

Very similar to the Lemon Thyme variety but slightly brighter and more colourful. Able to withstand sunnier spots in a garden, window sill or balcony. 

Golden Thyme

Attractive leaves which makes it look eye-catching both indoors and outdoors, in or out of bloom. Great for those who want to attract pollinators to the garden.

Growing Lemon Thyme

A Lemon thyme plant thrives best in full sun and well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0. To grow it, start with one of our thyme herbs indoors before the last spring frost. Once established, it prefers a slightly dry environment; over-watering can cause root rot. It's a hardy plant and doesn't require much fertiliser. Prune regularly after flowering to maintain a bushy growth habit. In colder climates, provide some protection in winter. Harvest your lemon thyme plant just before it flowers, typically in early summer, for the most potent aroma and flavour. Remember to use sharp, clean shears to avoid damaging the plant.


Soil: Well Drained

Light Conditions: Partially shaded

Frost Tolerance: Frost tolerant to -5

Lemon Thyme
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