Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme

You can find lemon thyme in our Teadrop Herb Garden at Green Olive at Red Hill.

 

Interesting Facts about Lemon Thyme

Lemon thyme, also known as citrus thyme, is a species of thyme with a delightful lemon scent. Botanists have been confused over the origins of lemon thyme for years, but after a recent DNA test, it was found that lemon thyme is not a hybrid of two plants as was once thought but a completely new species on its own. Lemon thyme grows more upright that the other species of thyme that we grow and produces pretty pink or purple flowers that attract bees and butterflies due to their high nectar content.

 

Culinary Uses for Lemon Thyme

Lemon thyme is most often used to flavour chicken which is a great compliment to the lemon flavour. It is also used to create butters, flavoured rice and dressings. Lemon thyme is also a lovely addition to strawberry and blueberry jams to balance the sweetness and provide a richer flavour palette.

 

Lemon thyme

Photo credit: Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Lemon thyme flowers

Photo credit: Hook's Green Herbs

Lemon thyme

Photo credit: White Flower Farm

 

Banner photo credit: The National Gardening Association

Cover photo credit: Mudbrick Herb Cottage