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Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton Lavender) Herb Plant

  • Buy Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Cotton Lavender' | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Cotton Lavender (Santolina chamaecyparissus) Herb in 9cm Pot.

Cotton Lavender or Grey Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus) 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 silvery grey foliage and bright yellow 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 particuarly 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. 

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 Cotton Lavender Online

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


Other Details

Full sun
Soil Type:
Free draining soil
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Latin Name:
Santolina chamaecyparissus
RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter
Herbal medicine
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  1. Cotton Lavender (Santolina chamaecyparissus) Herb in 9cm Pot. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jun 2020

    Quality plants, all 4 were very well packed and delivered in excellent condition. They were planted within a day of arrival and are all doing well...thank you. Can recommend as an online supplier.

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