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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, Architectural Form
Size Ground Hugging / Creeping
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Thymus citriodorus Description

Described as an aromatic sub shrub thyme is a compact low growing staple of any half decent herb garden as well as being an attractive plant in its own right. Thyme is well suited to growing in small pots within the most limited outside space. The variety Silver Queen is a low growing / creeping variety which works well in a rockery or herb garden, having tiny dark green foliage with a distinctive cream - white edge, giving it silvery finish. As this variety is part of the citriodes species it has a lemony scent. Foliage can cut and can be used in cooking.

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
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • 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
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • 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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