Variegated lemon thyme
Thymus citriodorus aureus
The mouth-watering lemony smelling leaves add a spicy flavour to all sorts of Mediterranean dishes. A tea made from the leaves and flowers mixed with a spoonful of honey is said to soothe if you are feeling coldy. Use in chicken stuffings or make a simple sugar syrup with the leaves for a special cocktail ingredient!
Grow in a sunny position and prune back hard after flowering.
All herbs are planted in a peat reduced compost mix with added perlite for extra drainage.
Dry and free draining.
Harvest the tips frequently to keep your thyme plant bushy. Cut back hard after flowering in summer to prevent elongated woody growth.
Up to 20cm high / 20cm spread