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Santolina pinnata subsp. neopolitana 'Edward Bowles'( Rosemary-Leaved Cotton Lavender 'Edward Bowles') 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.

Rosemary-Leaved Cotton Lavender 'Edward Bowles'(Santolina pinnata subsp. neopolitana 'Edward Bowles') Herb in 1 Litre Pot.

Rosemary-Leaved Cotton Lavender 'Edward Bowles' 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 which is pinnate ie like needles and looks similar to rosemary. It has pale 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. This is probably the toughest of the cotton lavenders hardy to -15 but It may require some frost protection in particularly exposed sites and does not like to get water-logged. Given the right conditions it will grow into a compact, rounded shrub with dense, well-branched, aromatic foliage approx 70cm tall.

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 Rosemary-Leaved Cotton Lavender 'Edward Bowles' Online

Our Rosemary-Leaved Cotton Lavender 'Edward Bowles' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.




Santolina pinnata subsp. neopolitana 'Edward Bowles'( Rosemary-Leaved Cotton Lavender 'Edward Bowles') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana 'Edward Bowles'
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

    Posted by Caroline on 21st May 2024

    Lovely little plants - really healthy and ready to go. I had been waiting for these to come back in stock - really difficult to find them as I don't like the bright yellow silver leaved ones. This version is so classy!

  • 5
    A perfect plant

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Jul 2020

    Arrived in good time and in perfect condition. Very pleased. This is a firm favourite of mine with its primrose yellow flowers and not generally to be found in garden centre, so thank you Hooks Green Herbs.

  • 5
    Excellent heathy plants

    Posted by Mike Robinson on 4th Sep 2018

    2 x Santolina "Edward Bowles" plants in great condition and well packed.