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Santolina chamaecyparissus
Santolina chamaecyparissus
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Santolina chamaecyparissus

Cotton Lavender

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.469.050

Traditionally used as a low, fragrant silver-grey hedge around formal herb and knot gardens. Bright yellow button flowers appear in summer, but these are often clipped off. Plants may be easily pruned or shaped in spring or summer, but at least 4 inches of woody growth should be left at the base. This is also useful in rock garden, serving as a low shrub. Dried leaves are sometimes added to potpourri. Requires very good drainage, especially in winter. Drought tolerant once established. Evergreen.

Further details for
Santolina chamaecyparissus

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.