Thyme – Archers Gold
Thymus x citriodorus

Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 1-12"

General: Low-growing mound of tiny, yellow, lemon-scented leaves and pale lavender-pink blooms in summer. Leaves start out more green and become more gold with age. Nice added to salads, marinades and oils.

Culinary Uses: Traditionally thyme is used in meat dishes, sauces, stuffings, stews, and soups. In addition, because this variety has a more fruity, lemony flavor makes the leaves ideal to use with fish and poultry as well as fruit salads and baked custards.

Medicinal Uses: The essential oils in thyme contain large amounts of thymol which is a strong antibacterial agent as well as a strong antiseptic and antioxidant. The oil can be used in mouthwashes in order to treat mouth inflammation as well as infections of the throat. Thyme has also been used in cough drops.

Ornamental Uses: Archer's gold thyme is a low-growing thyme with a lemony scent and a golden color in winter and spring. In the hot weather the plant turns a bright green making it unique among thyme varieties. Honey bees love the pale purple flowers which means it is a great garden plant.

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