Common Name: Thyme – Silver Queen
Latin Name: Thymus x citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’
Description: Beautifully lemon-scented, glossy silver green and cream variegated leaves. Small pink flowers are borne in summer. Silver Queen Thyme is stunning when mass planted or used as a low growing hedge. Plant as a path border so that visitors brush past and release the fragrance. Perennial. 30cm.
Harvesting: Harvest leaves at any time but they are at their most flavoursome when in flower. The leaves are at their best when used fresh though can be dried if preferred.
Best Results: For best flavour, do not overfeed or over water. Slightly limey soil. Harvest often to encourage new growth.
Uses: Leaves are used to flavour savoury dishes, especially fish, chicken and vegetable dishes. Perfect with marinades and vinegars.
Companion: Contains “thymol”, a strong antiseptic and antibacterial that makes a soothing herbal tea for sore throats.