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Santolina chamaecyparissus

Lavender cotton

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades

Description

Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender cotton). This species is grown for its aromatic silver-green fern-like foliage and yellow button-like flower heads which will appear in July and August.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Gray santolina

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Ground cover, pest control, edging, border, fragrance, walls, rock garden, bank. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will require fertile, well-drained soil that is acidic and moist, with a sunny situation. Prune hard in the spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer.

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