Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Queen'


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Why We Love It

The white-tipped leaves and small tubular flowers of the 'Silver Queen' give off a mighty aroma.

Clusters of tiny purple petals appear in early summer contrasting beautifully with the evergreen shrub's dark green leaves.

Both its appearance and fragrance will attract bees butterflies and other wildlife in no time.

Your 'Silver Queen' will thrive in a sheltered spot in full sun and is easy to grow in moist well-draining alkaline to neutral soil.

How to Plant

A doddle to grow, broad-leaved thyme will happily sprout its leaves in most well-drained soils that are slightly alkaline – chalk, loam or sand will work best though. Choose a location with plenty of sun for your herb to soak up the light, and while it needs a little water, it’s hardy enough to last through most dry spells.

Into the Ground

When you're ready to give your thyme a new home, gather a trowel, horticultural grit and a watering can.

  1. Work some horticultural grit into the soil to prepare it for your plant.
  2. Dig a hole twice the size of the shrub's rootball.
  3. Plant your thyme, backfill with soil and firm down.
  4. Water in well.
  5. Every year, cut back after flowering to prevent any woody stems – late August and early September are ideal times.
  6. Your new plant favours dry conditions, though remember to water regularly for the first few months after planting.

Into a Pot

Thyme flourishes in patio pots.

  1. Grab a trowel, a large pot (terracotta works well), horticultural grit and a watering can.
  2. Fill your container with potting compost, mixing in horticultural grit for drainage.
  3. Dig a hole double the size of your thyme's rootball and place it in.
  4. Backfill with soil, firm down and water in.
  5. Every year, prune back generously in late summer to keep your plant looking fresh.
  6. Water regularly while your plant makes itself at home.

Product Details

Current Height

5 - 10cm

Eventual Height

30 cm

Current Spread


Eventual Spread

30 cm

Botanic Name

Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Queen'

Light Condition


Code: SPRTL103978


Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
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