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Green Santolina

Santolina virens

Lavender Cotton; Green Lavender Cotton

About This Plant

Sun; nearly evergreen, with fragrant scale-like leaves. Lavender cotton is mostly grown for its tidy mound of foliage, but bright yellow flowers appear in midsummer. Plant in well-drained soil. Often used as an edging plant, it is also suitable for mixed shrub borders. It was a standard in medieval knot gardens, where it was combined with boxwoods and herbs to imitate intricate threadwork.

Origins: Mediterranean

Maintenance

Occasional watering until established.

A tidy, deer-proof perennial that thrives in dry environments and well-drained soil.

Min. Height: 1'

Max Height: 2 feet'

Min. Width: 2'

Max Width: 3 feet'

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