Herb Thyme 'Silver Queen'

Grower's Comments: A wonderful, lemon scented and tasting Thyme

Late spring into summer

To 24 inches tall

None

USDA Zone 4 to USDA Zone 8

Full sun


FUN FACTS

The ancient Greeks used thyme for incense while the Romans were known to add thyme to cheese and alcoholic beverages

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SizePrice
4 " Pot$2.50
6" Pot$6.50

Lemon thyme (T. x citriodorus) is a hybrid thyme (T. vulgaris x T. pulegioides) that is primarily grown as a culinary herb for its rich, lemon-scented leaves. 'Silver Queen' is a lemon thyme cultivar that features leaves edged with silver. It is an erect, bushy, woody-based perennial that typically grows 12-24" tall with upward branching stems. It has a slightly more open habit than the species. Tiny, narrowly ovate, dark green leaves have thin silver margins. Leaves have a strong lemon scent which reaches its aromatic peak just before flowering. Leaves are frequently used fresh or dried (much better fresh) as a seasoning in a variety of culinary applications including salads, soups, stews, sauces, and meat or fish dishes. Fresh sprigs may be used as a garnish. Whorls of tiny, tubular, pale lilac flowers appear on the stem ends in early summer. Flowers are attractive to bees.