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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Soft silvery foliage which somewhat resembles French lavender gives this plant its common name of lavender cotton. It is a good edging plant in sunny, well-drained spots. It was commonly used medicinally and can be used to ward off insects.

    Latin Name

    Santolina chamaecyparissus


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Lavender Cotton


    Type of Plant

    Shrub
    Herb

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Herb
  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Western and Central Mediterranean


    History

    Santolina has been in use since the middle ages as a medicinal herb and is a staple of Colonial Revival gardens.


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