Thymus pulegioides 'Aureus'

golden-scented thyme

Sprawling carpet of lemon-scented pointed gold leaves - use them as textured golden stepping stones in sun-baked places, or in the kitchen -especially with chicken

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Flower colour: lavender-pink
  • Other features: the aromatic leaves are a useful ingredient in bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces; highly attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pale, lavender-pink summer flowers and luscious, lemon-scented grey-green leaves, tinged yellow. Lemon-scented thyme makes a lovely, summer flowering scented edge for a sunny herb garden. Perfect for planting in between paving stones, the aromatic leaves are an important ingredient in bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces.

  • Garden care: After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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