Thymus 'Doone Valley'

Common name(s): creeping lemon thyme

Description: a popular 1972 introduction by Bill Archer of Reginald Kaye Ltd. and named for his home in Surrey, England. A strong lemon scent and bright gold variegation in fall and spring that fades to green in hot summer weather

Height: to 4 in. Spread: to 18 in.

Position: full sun and well-draining soil

Uses: culinary, ornamental- as a small scale groundcover, to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below