Thyme – Golden Lemon ‘Doone Valley’

Thyme – Golden Lemon ‘Doone Valley’

Though it’s not known for it’s culinary uses, Doone Valley Thyme is mostly known for it’s intense lemon scent and spreading habit.  In the spring the small leaves are streaked with splashes of yellow turning deep-green in the summer and taking on a reddish hue in the fall and winter.  In the summer expect  the foliage to be covered in pink flower clusters.

Spacing: Plant 6” to 9” apart.

Height: Grows 2” to 4” tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Plant in between paving stones where there is moderate foot traffic to release the nice fragrance.  Though it doesn’t hold up like other lemon thyme when cooked, it can be used as a garnish.

Tips: Avoid over-watering as this plant do well in perpetually wet soil.

Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Rock Gardens

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