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Santolina etrusca (Etruscan Cotton Lavender) Herb Plant

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Etruscan Cotton Lavender (Santolina etrusca) Herb in 1Litre Pot.

Etruscan Cotton Lavender or Etruscan Santolina as it is also known is a native of the Mediterranean region. Despite its common name it is not related to Lavender. This hardy evergreen shrub prefers light well-drained soil and a sunny position, and once established will produce a showy display of feathery green  foliage and creamy white button flowers in mid to late summer. Remove the faded flower-heads along with any straggly shoots in autumn. In early-spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm of the old growth. It may require some frost protection in particularly exposed sites. 

If planted at 20cm spacing, in a staggered row, cotton lavender will clip into a neat hedge and has been used in knot gardens and to edge borders for centuries, it will grow to approx 50-60cm high. 

Herb Usage

The leaves have a chamomile like aroma, and the dried foliage is used to blend in herbal tobaccos, and both leaves and flowers are a favourite in pot pourri. Dried cotton lavender leaves are a successful moth deterrent.

Buy Etruscan Cotton Lavender Online

Our Etruscan Cotton Lavender herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun and free draining soil.
Flower Colour:
Cream
Height x Spread:
60cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Santolina etrusca
Hardiness:
RHS rating H5

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