Thyme 'Lemon Queen' Variegated - 9cm pot
This is a hardy and extremely pretty thyme, growing into a small green and gold variegated bush, with pretty pink flowers in summer.
It is suitable for planting in any dry sunny place and a group of 3 or 4 will give a contrasting splash of gold to green leaved foliage. In winter, as the weather becomes colder, the gold colour intensifies and they look lovely planted in containers with tiny dwarf daffodils or crocus, to give an early spring display.
Like all thymes it should be trimmed hard after flowering to ensure lots of new shoots to use in the kitchen and this also keeps the plant neat and compact.
Thyme is traditionally used with meat and in sauces, stuffings, stews and soups. In addition to this the fruity lemony flavour makes the leaves ideal to use with fish and poultry as well as fruit salads and baked custard