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Thymus × citriodorus 'Silver Queen' (Lemon Thyme 'Silver Queen')Herb Plant

  • Buy Thymus valgaris 'Silver Queen' Thyme Silver Queen | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Lemon Thyme 'Silver Queen' (Thymus × citriodorus 'Silver Queen')Herb in 9cm Pot

Thyme is grown the world over as it is such a versatile plant, not only is its foliage is attractive, the flowers are long-lasting and very pretty, and it is drought tolerant - an overall easy-care plant. On top of that it is one of the most useful herbs for the kitchen.

Thyme 'Silver Queen' reaches a height of 25-30 cm and with its small grey and white variegated leaves and pale lilac flowers, this is a variegated version of lemon thyme and as such has a lemony fragrance to its leaves also.  It is suitable for planting in the rock garden, herb garden or the front of a border it will also make a very good container plant. Thyme 'Silver Queen' likes a well-drained light soil, and it should not be too rich in nutrients as this will only encourage the plant to grow 'leggy' and lose its compact shape, also ensure that the plant is cut back after flowering again to help maintain shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun.

Herb Usage

Thyme 'Silver Queen' iis a variegated form of lemon thyme and is an excellent herb for flavouring stuffing and stews,  and is ideal added to a bouquet-garni. Pies and chutneys are also given an extra lift when this aromatic herb is added. It has also been used for many centuries medicinally and its essential oils have been used to treat aches and pains and sprains.

Buy Lemon Thyme 'Silver Queen' Online

Our potted Thyme 'Silver Queen' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

 

 

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun and free draining soil.
Flower Colour:
Red / Pink
Height x Spread:
25cm x 30cm
Latin Name:
Thymus valgaris 'Silver Queen'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H6

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