This lemon scented thyme is a perennial and makes a wonderful addition to the garden. In addition to its ability to act as a ground cover, spreading about 12″ and only 4″ in height, it will bloom with beautiful pink to lavender flowers in mid to late summer. the blooms are a source of nectar for bees and butterflies. Lemon Thyme is the best of both worlds — a soft herbal thyme flavor along with the subtle essence of lemon without any bitterness sometimes associated with other thyme. Use the leaves for flavor in cooking, raw in salads, and for a herbal teas.