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Thymus citriodorus 'Argenteus'
ENLARGE IMAGE Variegated, scented thyme great for between pavers!

Thymus citriodorus 'Argenteus'

Lemon scented, variegated ground cover
Item: #THYSA3P
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $11.19
  • Fast-growing, low ground cover
  • Leaves can be eaten fresh or dried
  • Drought tolerant & deer resistant
  • Purple summer flowers feed pollinaotrs
  • Ship size: 3 ½" Pot
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Thymus citriodorus 'Argenteus' Description

Silver thyme is the dantiest, most elegant ground cover that you can eat. Your eyes and your taste buds will enjoy its tiny silver-edged, lemon-scented leaves. It’s the perfect ground cover for dry areas or areas that don’t get irrigation like sidewalk or driveway edges, where it tolerates light foot traffic. Purple summer flowers attract butterflies and bees easily, making it a great candidate for pollinator gardens or cottage gardens with stone walls it can cascade over. The landscape applications for silver thyme are practically endless and it is so low maintenance you’ll wonder why your garden ever went without.

Special features: Attracts butterflies, cold hardy, deer resistant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, fast growing, fragrant, edible, beneficial to pollinators

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Thymus citriodorus 'Argenteus'
  • Common name:
    Silver thyme
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    3 1/2" Pot
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x width:
    6-12" x 6-12"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
    Green and white variegated
  • Bloom season:
    Early summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine and rock, container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, edible, pollinator garden, herb garden
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:None



Soil: Grows easily in average soils, but prefers sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Will tolerate and perform well in poor soils.
Light: Performs best in full sun.
Water: Prefers dry conditions and will not tolerate overly moist or soggy conditions. Likely to develop root rot if overwatered in soil that has poor drainage.
Spacing: 6-12" apart
Fertilizing: Does not require fertilizer.
Winterizing: If planted in its coldest zone (5) it benefits from original garden placement in an area protected from strong, freezing winds in winter. If already planted in a cold corridor, cover with mulch.
Maintenance & pruning: In spring all old foliage can be trimmed off. If it starts to get woody and leggy, sheer back to last layer of healthy green and it will bulk up.