Golden-scented thyme

Thymus pulegioides 'Aureus'

Golden-scented thyme - Thymus pulegioides  'Aureus'

Common Name: Golden-scented thyme
Genus: Thymus
Species: pulegioides
Cultivar: 'Aureus'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, YellowFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: the aromatic leaves are a useful ingredient in bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces; highly attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects

Pale lavender-pink summer flowers and luscious lemon-scented grey-green leaves tinged yellow. Lemon-scented thyme makes a lovely summer flowering scented edge for a sunny herb garden. Perfect for planting in between paving stones.

 Garden care: After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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