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Thyme 'Lemon'
Thyme 'Lemon'

Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 5 - 9
SIZE: 12"H x 15"S
BLOOM: Pink, Lavender, Mid Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

Description Briscoe's Tips Use Them!

Lemon Thyme Plants

Thymus citriodorus

Lemon Thyme looks and grows like English Thyme but has the taste and scent of lemon! Use Lemon Thyme in any recipe that calls for lemon flavoring or lemon zest to avoid bitterness or overpowering with citrus flavor. Known worldwide for its culinary prowess, Lemon Thyme is heavily used in Middle Eastern and European cuisines, most popularly found in the French Bouquet Garnis and Herbes de Provence. Lemon Thyme is best added early on in the cooking process, when left to simmer, its lemon flavor slowly infuses the dish. Lemon Thyme also makes a very delicious and medicinally valuable tea and is a great source of iron.

Believed for centuries to be a symbol of courage, Lemon Thyme was also seen as an herb that ensured safety and protection. Often placed under pillows and in mattresses to ward off bad dreams and used to line coffins to protect the soul on its journey to the afterlife, Thyme has a rich superstitious history.

A valuable medicinal herb, Lemon Thyme is similar to the rest of its family. Highly antiseptic, it was used to disinfect wounds, sterilize bandages and illness. Because its essential oils are lipid-soluble, when taken in tea form, it is highly effective at thinning and reducing mucus and chest congestion. Frequently prescribed after childbirth, Lemon Thyme tea aides in the recovery and healing, and reduces painful uterine contractions. Lemon Thyme is now commonly found in many all natural sanitizers and cleansers for its aromatic scent and antiseptic properties.

Lemon thyme is a reliable little herb that has attractive green, glossy heart shaped leaves and produces a delicate little pink flower in the summer. This thyme is a semi-creeping plant and looks great in a container filled with bright, cheery annuals.

Also available in our four inch hand thrown Guy Wolff Greenhouse Pot. The aged finish of these classic terracotta pots will add style to your naturally beautiful plants! Whether it's a "thank you" for the hostess with the “mostest”, or a corporate Christmas gift, these potted herbs make the perfect gift.
Zones: 5 - 9

Size: 12"H x 15"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Pink, Lavender, Mid Summer

Uses: A delicious culinary herb, Lemon Thyme is more subtle than actual lemon zest and compliments seafood, meats and soups well. Also a great medicinal herb, Lemon Thyme is antiseptic and a terrific immune booster because it is high in iron.

Tips: Though very attractive and aromatic, Lemon Thyme can be very invasive. Try planting it in an attractive pot or container to control its growth. This herb is also very popular with bees and butterflies, drought resistant and very low maintenance.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A Great Gift October 4, 2016
Reviewer: O. Schmidt from Metairie , LA United States  
When I ordered this, I thought that I was going to keep & grow it. My friend came over with a sad report, but when she saw the Lemon Thyme, she immediately perked up. She loved the appearance, but what 'got her' was the scent. She was like another person from the one who arrived. I had to give her my plant, and I am going to order another. Apparently it heals more than just physically.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 was a great purchase January 14, 2013
Reviewer: J Perrin from Little Rock, AR United States  
We started with 3 plants and now have 3 large pots full. Have been giving friends these plants as gifts.  They are always surprised just how "leamony" it is. You cannot beat this herb on chicken and it is a great addition in many marinades/recipes.  It can dry out in peak summer heat, so be sure to water regularly.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The best lemon thyme April 20, 2012
Reviewer: L W Robinson from Wilmington, NC United States  
I've purchased lemon thyme from three growers but received none as large, fresh, and healthy as the plants I bought from you! You're definitely my herb supplier for the future. I love the scent of lemon thyme and its flavor in fish, chicken, and some vegetable dishes.

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