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Santolina Virens (Green Santolina) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Green Santolina (Santolina Virens) Herb in 1 Litre Pot.

Santolina Virens,  Green Santolina  or green cotton lavender or Holy Flax as it is also known is a native of the Mediterranean region. This hardy evergreen shrub prefers light well-drained soil and a sunny position, and once established will produce a showy display of green foliage and sunny 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 particularly exposed sites. Given the right conditions it will grow into a compact, rounded shrub with dense, well-branched, aromatic foliage. this is a very compact version of the cotton lavender and can be used to soften the edges of hard landscaping or clipped to form a very low hedge/edging plant.

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 Green Santolina Online

Our Green Santolina herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Santolina Virens (Green Santolina) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Santolina virens
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal
  • 5
    Good condition

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2020

    Well packaged and healthy looking upon arrival, can't wait to get it planted out.

  • 5
    lovely plants

    Posted by Wendy Dyson on 5th May 2015

    I am a new customer so not sure what to expect when I ordered my plants from hook green herbs.When my order arrived my plants where well packaged and very healthy. Really pleased.