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Thymus citriodorus - 'Silver Queen' (Thyme)

Thymus citriodorus - 'Silver Queen' (Thyme)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Alpine, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Ground Hugging / Creeping
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Thymus citriodorus - Cultivation Notes

This compact ground hugging herb requires a dry sunny spot ideally ammongst gravel or paving where it can spread out and avoid smouthering. Thyme will flourish in any well drained soil whether chalky or sandy.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Thymus citriodorus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Thymus citriodorus:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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Common Missspellings: Timus, Thymis, Thymas, Timeas, Timeus

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