The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Thymus x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'

lemon thyme

Photo of Thymus x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'


An evergreen, spreading shrub, it has attractive cream-variegated, or silvery-white oval leaves and delightful pale-pink flowers. Fresh leaves can be picked all year round. This cultivar will look excellent planted as edging where a few of its stems may occasionally be crushed under foot to release its wonderful citrus scent. It's an ideal ground cover plant for a sunny border or rock garden or in paving crevices. Useful for attracting bees and other beneficial pollinating insects into the garden, the aromatic leaves release a lovely scent whenever they are trodden on.


  • Perennials

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Attractive to bees
  • Scented foliage

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained alkaline to neutral soil in full sun. After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.


Size: Small

Pot size: 9cm

Eventual height: 10cm

Eventual spread: 25cm