Silver Queen Thyme


Silver Queen Thyme in a 1 litre pot.

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Thymus citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’ is a cultivar of lemon thyme, known for its variegated silver and green leaves. The plant is a small, evergreen, perennial herb that is native to Mediterranean regions. It has a strong lemon scent and the leaves can be used in cooking, particularly in Mediterranean and French cuisine. It is also often used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping, due to its attractive leaves. The plant also produces small, purple flowers that are edible and can be used as a garnish.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Silver Queen Thyme
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Thymus citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’ can grow to a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.5m.
  • Did You Know That:In ancient Greece, Thymus citriodorus was used as a symbol of courage and is believed to have been used in the process of embalming?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Thymus citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’ is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant is not tolerant of acidic soil, it requires either a neutral or alkaline soil to grow.

Best Position

Thymus citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’ prefers a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Thymus citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’ should be cut back in the autumn will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Thymus citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.

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