Santolina virens

Lavender Green Cotton, Holy Flax

Lavender Cotton's dense mounds of fine-textured foliage are attractive year-round. Leaves give off a spicy fragrance when brushed or bruised. In summer, yellow button-like flowers wave above the deep green. Not picky about soil, it is excellent as an edging or rock garden plant, or as a low hedge. Keep foliage clipped, and shear off faded flowers. Humidity causes the foliage to become unsightly. Needs little water where summers are cool. Available in containers throughout the growing season.
Santolina virens, Lavender Green Cotton, Holy Flax
The faster-growing bright green mixes nicely with gray-leafed plants.

Attributes - Santolina virens

Plant Type: Ground Cover, Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

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