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Lemon Thyme Thymus pulegioides

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
THY-mus pul-eg-ee-OY-dees
Description

Lemon thyme is a low-growing evergreen shrub in the mint family.  Plant it in full sun in sandy or loamy well drained soil.  It prefers moist to occationaly dry soils and withstands a wide range of soil pH.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#nectar plant#playground#pollinator plant#honeybees#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#nectar plant#playground#pollinator plant#honeybees#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thymus
    Species:
    pulegioides
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    An essential oil from this plant is used as a perfume, an antiseptic, expectorant and deodorant. Culinary herb.
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to China
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar rich flowers are attractive to honeybees.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Edibility:
    The leaves are edible and used as a seasoning.
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Tiny flowers from July-August
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil