THYMUS x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'

Commonly known as Lemon-scented thyme

Dwarf lemon-scented thyme with bright silver variegated foliage & pink flowers
Further Reading....

THYMUS x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'



  • Evergreen
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    25cm (10in)
  • Alpine or rock plant These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Bushy, rounded shrub. Produces flowers in irregular, oblong heads
  • Herb
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Medicinal properties - thyme is a stimulant and a tonic used for coughs, colds and flu as well as for poor digestion
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Thymus - Growing Guide
30cm (12in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  25cm (10in)

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