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Santolina chamaecyparis

If you are looking for an easy care perennialfor a sunny position then Santolina chamaecyperissus is one to consider. Attractive gray foliage and yellow flowers over a long period make it a must for the dry perennial border.

Santolina an make a great border plant, or even try in a low growing hedge, some varieties of Santolina chamaecyperissus are also suited to be grown in large pots.

Santolina chamaecyperissus or cotton lavender is perhaps the most widely used of this group. Both as a feature plant, hedge or simply planted in the perennial border

This is a highly scented plant, drought tolerant has aromatic foliage and fine yellow button like flowers. Suitable for coastal areas.

Santolina Varieties

  • Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Nana'
  • Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon queen'
  • Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon fizz'
Other Santolina varieties include :
  • Santolina virens is the green Santolina and will grow to approx 1m.
  • Santolina rosmarinifolia is another green species while
  • Santolina adscensionis
  • Santolina africana
  • Santolina elegans
  • Santolina oblongifolia
  • Santolina viscosa.


All are easy by division of established clumps in early spring as new growth commences. Or from semi ripe cuttings in late summer.


Where to buy

DIGGING DOG NURSERY - phone (707) 937-1130
PO Box 471 Albion CA 95410
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