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PlantFiles: Lemon Thyme
Thymus citriodorus 'Silver Queen'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thymus (TY-muss) (Info)
Species: citriodorus (sit-ree-oh-DOR-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Queen

Synonym:Thymus x citriodorus

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Category:
Groundcovers
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive saya On Jul 3, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Silvery variegated....has a strong tendency to revert to green...however..I love all thymes..

Positive Lilith On Jul 1, 2002, Lilith from Durham
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils of somewhat low fertility. Loose, sandy or rocky soils with excellent drainage are best. Dislikes moist to wet soils where it tends to rot. Cut back stems as necessary to maintain plant appearance or to control growth/spread or to limit unsightly woody stem growth. Plants are evergreen in mild winter climates. Harvest leaves for cooking throughout the growing season.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Prosperity, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Salt Lake City, Utah



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