T. citriodorus aureus varaiegatue

Golden Lemon Thyme is pungently lemon scented. Golden and variegated when in bright light. Great in a hanging basket and beautiful with rock walkways. Excellent garnish for sandwiches and salads. Space 1' circle Zones 4-10.

Plant Characteristics
Pest Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Fair
Heat Tolerance Good
Humidity Tolerance Good
Sun Tolerance Fair
Wet Soil Tolerance Poor
Shade Tolerance Very Good
No Spray Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Deer Resistance Very Good
Thorns No
Soil Type Adaptable
Edible Type Leaf
Self Fertile Yes
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Thyme Care Guide

Thyme thrives in poor, rocky, alkaline soil. Although it can grow in a range of soils, it is ironic that the richer the soil, the less flavorful the thyme. Thyme must have, above all, full sun and good drainage. Allow fifteen inches between plants. Because of its low, creeping habit, thyme is perfect planted between flagstones in a pathway, at the edge of a garden or in a rock garden.

Recipe by Marianne Mittwede Ritchie

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoons salt
3 - 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped lemon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
Combine butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar using an electric mixer until well blended. Beat in eggs until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, salt, lemon thyme and grated lemon peel. Mix well. Put remaining sugar (1/4 cup) into a small bowl. Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Drop in sugar and roll. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until edges begin to turn brown, Makes about 5 dozen.

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