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Latin Name: Thymus serpyllum 'Lemon Curd'
Type: Evergreen perennial
Soil Type: Free Draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full Sun
How tall does it grow? Aprox 15cm
How much space does it need? Aprox 20cm, spreading habit
When does it flower? Pink Flowers During Summer
Top care tips: Prune regularly to avoid plant becoming leggy
"We love introducing people to strange and beautiful varieties of herb. And Lemon Curd Thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Lemon Curd’) is certainly both of these things.
Why ‘Lemon Curd’? Well, to us this is an extra sweet variety of Lemon Thyme that gives you that distinctive ‘curd’ flavour. I wish that you could smell this plant through the screen that you are reading this description on. (We have tried and it doesn’t really work). This extra sweetness is so useful in the kitchen. We have seen it used with savoury dishes to provide a sweet and sour flavour contrast. The sweet flavour works really well with fish. It is also surprisingly amazing in a cocktail. Both the lemon and sweet nature of the flavour contained within this varieties leaves really comes through in a strong drink.
Its a beautifully decorative variety of Thyme also. Quite low growing it can be encouraged to trail or spill over the edge of pots of hanging baskets. It is evergreen so the ground cover that it offers is very welcome. When it flowers in late Spring it really provides a flash of colour in the kitchen garden that stands out.
Like all varieties of Thyme it would enjoy being planted in full sun but most importantly it wants to be in free draining soil. Really doesn’t like sitting in water. Perfect when planted in a free draining border or container.
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.