Lemon scented Caraway Thyme
Thymus herba-barona subsp. citrata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thymus (TY-muss) (Info)
Species: herba-barona subsp. citrata

Category:

Herbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 3, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

More delicate than the Caraway Thyme..the leaves are more pointed as Caraway Thyme.. ...it does'nt flower abundantly....But ooh ..the scent that comes free when you touch it..This thyme is more lemon scented than a lemon does....the scent is comparable with Aloysia triphylla....plus... more hardy and wintergreen.. Of course it is also very suitable for culinary use..