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Thyme Plant - Thyme 'Silver Queen'

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Thymus x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'

  • A highly ornamental variety of thyme that is also a very useful culinary plant.
  • Lovely variegated foliage has a rich thyme scent and flavour with a hint of lemon making it one of the best varieties to use in the kitchen.
  • Pale purple-pink flowers.
  • Once established this has a very good resistance to dry conditions.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late April / early May 2021

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator FriendlyRHS Award of Garden Merit

Thyme 'Silver Queen', with its silver and cream variegated leaves and pale purple-pink flowers, could easily be wrongly though to as as a purely ornamental variety of Thyme. The reality could not be further from the truth as this is possibly one of the most versatile and valuable culinary varieties there is!

For the Romans, Thyme was synonymous with courage, bravery and energy. Medieval ladies embroidered a bee hovering over a sprig of thyme on the scarves they presented to their favourite knights. Bees love thyme, and thyme honey is much sought after!

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Evergreen.
  • Prefers full sun.
  • Prefers a well drained, light, gravelly alkaline soil.
  • Can grow to around 12" (30 cm) tall with a spread of up to 18" (45 cm).
  • Makes an excellent groundcover plant.
  • Cut back plants in mid summer to keep them bushy.
  • Pale pink/lilac lemon-scented flowers.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Makes amazing ice cream.
  • Used in bouquets garni.
  • Excellent for marinades, stuffing, sauces, stews, soups, etc.
  • Excellent accompaniment to chicken and beef.
  • Flowers are edible.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties.
  • Stimulates circulation.
  • Good to prevent spots and dandruff!
  • Can aid digestion.
  • Said to be good for hangovers!
  • Good for convulsive coughs, whooping cough, chronic bronchitis, colds and sore throats.
  • Good in massage oil.
  • Can relieve insomnia.
  • Can relax spasms.
  • Can ease asthma, bronchial catarrh and chest infections.
  • Good for inflammation, rheumatism and arthritis.
  • The oil can ease athlete's foot.
  • Can help vaginal thrush.
  • Can stimulate production of white blood corpuscles to help resist infection.
  • Sometimes used in mouthwash.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.Avoid during pregnancy.

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Plants Awarded The RHS Award Of Garden Merit
A listing of the seed and plant varieties sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that have been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the RHS.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265