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Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) 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) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On Apr 12, 2011, Erutuon from Minneapolis, MN wrote:
I love the scent of this plant and like to chew it to freshen my breath — it's got thymol, which kills bacteria and is added to mouthwash. Each spring I take cuttings and plant them in new places around the yard. They root well while it's still cool and wet — later in the year it's too warm and they just dry up.
On Apr 26, 2009, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I am amazed at the tea that this plant makes. I was truly blown away after tasting some. I have always grown this plant but never attempted to use it in a culinary way. That has changed from this point on.
On Aug 31, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
All the lemon-scented varieties of thyme are very vigorous spreading plants. Many have foliage with some degree of variegation during the course of the year. All are very suitable for landscaping use as well as culinary.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Birmingham, Alabama Midland City, Alabama Perryville, Arkansas Hanford, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Lakeside, California Manhattan Beach, California Oakland, California Redding, California Sacramento, California Santa Ana, California Temecula, California Thousand Oaks, California Colorado Springs, Colorado Louisville, Colorado Inverness, Florida Sunset, Florida Umatilla, Florida Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii Machesney Park, Illinois Mackinaw, Illinois Yorkville, Illinois Eddyville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky Litchfield, Maine Uxbridge, Massachusetts Minneapolis, Minnesota Protem, Missouri Billings, Montana Nashua, New Hampshire Lake Telemark, New Jersey Los Alamos, New Mexico Glouster, Ohio Corvallis, Oregon Pipersville, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina Atoka, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Abilene, Texas Dallas, Texas Edgewater-paisano, Texas Garland, Texas Houston, Texas Manchaca, Texas Round Rock, Texas Springtown, Texas Volente, Texas Salt Lake City, Utah Leesburg, Virginia Colville, Washington Elma, Washington Kalama, Washington Walnut Grove, Washington Great Cacapon, West Virginia