Green Lavender Cotton

Santolina virens

Item 070451


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

A tidy, neat mound with attractive, bright green, fragrant foliage and a showy display of gold button flowers on wiry stems. An effective groundcover or edging for walks or borders. Good foreground for an herb garden. Heat and drought tolerant. Evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and slightly wider.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Santolina virens
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: Use as a divider in the garden, as an edger along a path or in front of a shrub border. An essential of knot gardens. Drought resistance is ideal for xersicape planting in beds and borders. Add to Mediterranean style landscapes both in ground and in pots. Cute in aged terra cotta sheared into neat forms.

Thrives in loose, soils with excellent drainage; avoid overly wet soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune annually after flowering for a tidy, compact appearance.


This species and its cousin, S. chamaecyparissuswere cultivated in France as a pantry insect repellent.

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