Thyme Silver Queen herb starter plant 9cm Established Plant
About the Thyme 'Family': Thyme is a member of the Lamiaceae family. They are very useful herbs with many culinary uses as well as being used medicinally and looking great as well. The wide spread of Thyme through out Europe is thought to be due to the Romans who used the scent to purify buildings and flavour cheeses and liqueurs. Thyme can be used both fresh or dried with fresh leaves able to be frozen to retain their flavour and dried Thyme retaining its flavour much better than most herbs. Thyme is very commonly used as part of a bouquet garni and as a component of herbes de Provence. The leaves are often used to add falvour to stews, salads, roasts and fish dishes. The plants themselves usually have long, thin and very fragrant leaves which are usually a rich green but can vary depending on the variety.
About Thyme Silver Queen: A nice ornamental Thyme with small green leaves with silvery variegation and clusters of pale pink flowers during the summer. The foliage has a good lemony scent and can be used as you would any other Thyme with the added benefit of looking great.
Grows to a height of around 10cm and can spread to 25cm.