Santolina incana is a member of Santolina genus. Also commonly called cotton lavender, Santolina incana syn. Santolina chamaecyparissus is a compact evergreen shrub grown for its scented silver or grey foliage and which contrast beautifully with the fluffy yellow flowerheads that are produced in Summer. It can be cut back in Spring to help maintain its compact form and prevent it getting too leggy.
- Common Name(s):Cotton Lavender
- Hardiness:Fully Hardy
- How big will I get? Santolina incana can grow to a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m.
- Did You Know That:Chamaecyparissus means like Chamaecyparis though it is not closely related?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Santolina incana is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage and it can be planted in soil of any pH
Santolina incana prefers a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Santolina incana is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. .