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Archer's Gold Creeping Thyme

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Attractive, fragrant, and flavorful, 'Archer's Gold' Lemon Creeping Thyme combines good looks with delightful lemony scent and flavor. In summer, the low-growing gold-and-green foliage is covered with pale purple flowers abuzz with pollinators. Planted as an edging along walkways or between stepping stones, this tough plant will tolerate light foot traffic and release a citrus aroma with every step. Or, plant in a kitchen garden or container so you can snip a sprig or two to enliven culinary creations. (Thymus citriodorus)
key features
Botanical Name
Thymus citriodorus Archer's Gold
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Striking Foliage, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer


Archer's Gold' Lemon Creeping Thyme is a versatile variety. This hardy perennial readily spreads to form a low-growing mat of bright gold and green variegated leaves. This herb will add a citrusy scent and flavor to fish, chicken, and vegetable dishes. Like other Thyme varieties, it grows best in full sun and well-drained soil and is tolerant of heat and drought. Thanks to its essential oils, it is deer-resistant generally pest-free, and may even help to repel mosquitos. Plant in bulk along walkways or as groundcover at the edge of your garden to enhance its beneficial fragrance. This low-growing perennial is also an excellent no-mow lawn alternative for low-traffic areas.