Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ [Thyme]


Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ [Thyme] in a 1 litre pot.

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Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ is a cultivar of lemon thyme, a perennial herb in the Lamiaceae family. It is known for its strong lemon scent, green leaves, and its ability to produce an abundance of small, pink or white flowers in summer. The leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor a variety of dishes, particularly in Mediterranean and French cuisine. It is also often used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping, due to its attractive leaves and flowers. ‘Doone Valley’ cultivar is a particularly well-known for its strong lemon scent and its hardiness, it is a low-maintenance plant and it is easy to care for.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Doone Valley Thyme
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ can grow to a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m.
  • Did You Know That:In ancient Greece, Thymus citriodorus was used as a symbol of courage and is believed to have been used in the process of embalming?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ prefers soil with good drainage and does not tolerate standing water. This plant is not tolerant of acidic soil, it requires either a neutral or alkaline soil to grow.

Best Position

Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ should be cut back after it finishes flowering will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Thymus citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.

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