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Thymus 'Silver Queen' Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Lemon Thyme 'Silver Queen' (Thymus '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.





Thymus 'Silver Queen' Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 25cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Thymus 'Silver Queen'
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by martin trayhorne on 2nd Aug 2020

    excellent for aromatic ground cover

  • 5
    Happy plants, happy gardener

    Posted by Helen on 30th Jun 2020

    Ordered with two other thymes -- orange scented and 'Silver Posie'. All arrived well grown and in beautiful condition. Hope I can maintain the standard!

  • 4
    useful herb

    Posted by PETER RICHARD GALLI on 1st Apr 2020

    plant arrived in carefully packaged parcel--moist and in good condition--it was very slightly smaller than i expected but it is still early in the season so perhaps to be expected--i have planted it straight out iinto a pot and we will use it for seasoning in cooking and they are also attractive as miniature shrubs