Thymus citriodorus Golden’, is a wonderful selection of green foliage with yellow edges for the garden. Low prostrate habit, with lavender flowers and abundantly fragrant make a beautiful mat of foliage and brilliant blooms. When the weather warms, this carpet of variegated foliage brightens the landscape as other shrubs are finishing their bloom cycles. Thyme ‘Golden’ reaches 2”- 4” high and is evergreen in the southern zones and semi-evergreen in the northern zones making this ground cover a usable plant across the country. Thyme ‘Golden’ is deer and rabbit resistant which gives purchasing confidence in its choice as a perennial ground cover. Expect beautiful lavender flowers in late spring through mid summer for extened flowering in the landscape.
Uses for ‘Golden’ Thyme are to plant them in between stepping stones and enjoy the fragrance as they are stepped on when passing. Other uses are container planting, borders, nooks, and mass plantings. Besides landscape uses, Thyme ‘Golden’ can be a good source for cooking and herbal teas.