Common Name: Santolina (Cotton Lavender)
Latin Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus
Description: Aromatic shrub with silver -white woolly leaves and yellow flowers borne in summer. Extremely hardy in dry conditions. Perennial. 50cm.
Harvesting: Harvest flowers and leaves in spring through summer for potpourris.
Best Results: Remove dead flower heads in autumn and cut back hard in spring.
Uses: Tolerates sandy and poor, alkaline soils. Perfect for seaside gardens.
Companion: Plant as hedge to complement darker foliage.