SANTOLINA (LAVENDER COTTON)

(evergreen)

These dwarf shrubs are grown for their silvery-white, finely cut leaves. They prefer a light soil and a sunny position. Plant in September, October, March or April. Both the kinds listed below produce myriads of rayless, yellow daisy-flowers in summer, which are of little decorative value and can be trimmed off to preserve the silvery-white effect of the leaves.

Sanlolina chamaecyparissus, 1-½ ft., makes a delightful low hedge.

Santolina virens 2

Santolina virens 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

S. neapolitana, 2 to 2-½ ft.

17. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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