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THYMUS x citriodorus 'Gold King'
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Talk about a great culinary thyme! Bearing medium-green leaves edged in golden yellow, 'Gold King' is an attractive and wonderfully flavorful perennial herb with a slightly more upright, bushy habit. From early to midsummer this lemon thyme bears many small, condensed spikes of pale lilac flowers. Its tiny oval evergreen leaves smell of citrus and thyme when bruised. These can be harvested throughout the season and combine well with fish, poultry, and vegetables.
Thyme does well with heat and drought and grows best in full sun and well drained, infertile, neutral to alkaline soil. Prune back leggy stems in early spring, and deadhead to prevent self-sowing and promote bushiness. It works well in formal herb gardens, rock gardens, patios, and cottage gardens.
9 - 6
5 - 9
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Container, Edging, Edible, Groundcover, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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