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Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp.rosmarinifolia(Green Cotton Lavender) Herb Plant


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 Cotton Lavender (Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp.rosmarinifolia) Herb in 1 Litre Pot.

Green Lavender Cotton,  Green Rosemary-leaved cotton lavender or holy flax as it is also know as is a native of the Mediterranean region. This hardy shrub prefers light well-drained soil and a sunny position, it dislikes winter wetness. Once established it will produce a showy display of vivid green foliage which is pinnate ie like needles which look similar to Rosemary hence its name. It has 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 2.5 cm 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 approx 46 cm tall. This variety is useful for ground cover or as an edging plant for the herb garden or sunny border.

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 Lavender Cotton Online

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

Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp.rosmarinifolia(Green Cotton Lavender) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia
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