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Lavender Cotton

Santolina chamaecyparissus

Item 7040

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USDA Zone:
7-9
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Description:

A dense, mounding, woody shrub with attractive, aromatic, finely textured, silver-gray foliage. Produces small, bright yellow flowers in the summer. Creates a very attractive groundcover or edging for walks and borders. Works well in the foreground of an herb garden. Drought tolerant when established. Evergreen.

Landscape :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Full shot :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This makes a lovely edging for the herb garden or English-style border. Combine with the all green species into a checkerboard groundcover. A valuable source of solid gray foliage in Mediterranean style planting. It can be sheared for a more formal look, which will also keep the growth more dense.

Thrives in average, loose, soils with excellent drainage; avoid overly wet and heavily enriched soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent flowers for a tidy appearance. Prune to shape in late winter.

History

In France this plant was known as garde robe, because sprigs were used in closets and trunks to repel moths.

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