Thymus Variegata Gold Lemon

Thymus (Thyme) TY-muss

Varigata Gold Lemon: Small evergreen thyme with bright gold and gray-green foliage. Wonderful strong lemon flavor combines well with many chicken or fish dishes. Small pink flowers blooming in spring and summer. Perfect in containers.

Full to Part Sun

Height: 6-12″/Spread: 8-12″

Foliage

Size Available: 1201 Edible

 

Thymus Variegata Gold Lemon

Description

Thymus (Thyme) TY-muss

The genus, Thymus, is a member of the Lamiaceae or Mint family and has about 350 different species of perennial herbaceous plants and evergreen shrubs. The species has various sizes and growth habits. Thyme has been cultivated for centuries as an ornamental or for culinary use. They are native to Greenland, the temperate and subtropical areas of Euroasia and Northeast Tropical Africa.

Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is often used in cooking to flavor soups, stews, sauces and meats. Different species have a variety of flavors and fragrances that include caraway, lemon, nutmeg, orange and oregano. Some species, such as Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum), are used primarily as groundcovers. Other species, such as Wooly Thyme (Thymus praecox), may be used as lawn substitutes. The essential oils of the thyme leaves have been used to make perfumes, antiseptics, expectorants and deodorants.