Gray Santolina
Gray Santolina
Gray Santolina

Gray Santolina

Santolina chamaecyparissus

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Common Names

Santolina; Gray Santolina; Grey Santolina; Lavender Cotton

Plant Description

Sun; evergreen with scale-like leaves and a fragrance resembling camphor. The gray form of lavender cotton is mostly grown for its tidy mound of foliage.

Often used in a deer-proof border among other small sages, rosemary, etc. Famously, it was a standard in medieval knot gardens. Give it well-drained soil and don't overwater.

Plant Details

  • plant type: Herb
  • origins: Mediterranean


coupon eligible: No

watersaver: Yes

flower color: Yellow

freeze hardy: Yes

sunlight requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay, Garden Mixed, Sandy, Thin

invasive: No


Needs little more than occasional water and light shaping.

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