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Silver Edged Thyme Plant

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Width 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Thyme is a classic herb in savory foods like soup, stews, and roasts. This Mediterranean herb adds tremendous ornamental value in a garden bed or mixed seasonal plant container. Silver Edge Thyme has fine foliage with lovely silvery edging that makes the whole plant pop against a background of other shades of green. The flavor of Thymus citrodorous 'Argenteus' is less intense than other varieties but has a lovely lemony taste that gives a lift to any dish it is used. The flowers of Thyme attract all manner of beneficial pollinators and make beautiful garnishes in the kitchen.

Silver Edge Thyme Care  

Plant Silver Edged Thyme in full sun with well-draining soil. Thyme tolerates a wide variety of soil textures, even heavy clay, as long as it drains well. Plant small starts as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, or grow it in containers filled with an all-purpose potting mix. Pots should be at least an 8-inch diameter to grow a single plant comfortably. Regular snipping for use will help to keep the Thyme in a mounded shape and produce more fresh young shoots. Rejuvenation pruning of overgrown Thyme is possible, although the plant will need at least one growing season to recover. When cutting into a woody older stem, cut just above a visible leaf bud for the best results.

Growing Silver Edge Thyme  

Silver Edge Thyme can be harvested shortly after planting and throughout the years. Growing Thyme in the house over the winter will ensure leaves for fresh use no matter how much snow is on the ground outside. Silver Edged Thyme reaches a mature size of 10 inches wide and 24 inches wide and makes for an unusual groundcover or garden edging. Propagation is done by soft and hardwood cuttings through the summer. After growing the cuttings for at least a year in a protected location, they will be ready to grow in the garden.

Plant Thyme in a container with lots of drainage holes. Wet roots are killers for Mediterranean plants like Thyme. Water the pots when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, and let them dry between sessions. Place pots in a south-facing window indoors to provide as much light as possible. Repotting with fresh potting mix in the spring will reinvigorate plants for the growing season.

Watering Silver Edge Thyme

Thyme prefers drier soil and is quite drought tolerant. Allow for one inch of water a week, either via natural rain or supplemental irrigation. After that, Thyme will only require extra watering during extended periods of dry weather.

Feeding Silver Edge Thyme 

Herbs generally require very little fertilizing. Overfeeding will encourage leggy growth that tends to be less flavorful. Herbs that grow in leaner soil have high concentrations of volatile oils that give them flavor.

Silver Edged Thyme Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Silver Edged Thyme Plant
Other Name(s): Silver Edged Thyme
Scientific Name: Thymus c. 'Argenteus' - Silver Edged Thyme

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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