Thyme Silver Queen description
Wonderful silver effect for the garden. (Thyme Silver Posie is similar, but is nowhere near as silver, so it gives a more grey effect).
Very fresh looking leaves – especially good through the winter months.
It also has a lovely lemon fragrance.
Lilac flowers in the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
This is good for a herb garden, border or patio and is easy in the first few years but as it gets older it becomes more woody and less attractive, also it must have well drained soil with no clay.
Also known as: Silver Lemon Scented Thyme.
Botanical name: Thymus citriodorus Silver Queen
Thyme Silver Queen culinary uses:
Use in salads, soups, sauces, stews, stuffing and meat dishes.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space if trimmed after flowering to keep it dense.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, provided the drainage is good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can trim back after flowering to remove any untidiness.
Also, remove any reverted green leaves, otherwise they will take over the whole plant.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plant per square metre.
Mail order herbs, alpines, wildflowers and other plants.
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