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Green Lavender Cotton

Santolina virens

A tidy, neat mound with attractive, bright green, fragrant foliage and a showy display of gold button flowers on wiry stems. An effective groundcover or edging for walks or borders. Good foreground for an herb garden. Heat and drought tolerant. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally.


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Botanical Pronunciationsan-tow-LEEN-ah VY-renz
LoreThis species and its cousin, S. chamaecyparissuswere cultivated in France as a pantry insect repellent.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and slightly wider.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasUse as a divider in the garden, as an edger along a path or in front of a shrub border. An essential of knot gardens. Drought resistance is ideal for xersicape planting in beds and borders. Add to Mediterranean style landscapes both in ground and in pots. Cute in aged terra cotta sheared into neat forms.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.
Companion PlantsShrub Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Verbena (Verbena); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)

Thrives in loose, soils with excellent drainage; avoid overly wet soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune annually after flowering for a tidy, compact appearance.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9

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