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We have the largest variety of Cotton Lavender plants and the right one for your space. Our Santolina plants have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We grow and stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Santolina, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Common questions about growing Santolina

1. What goes well with santolina?

Santolina is a versatile plant that can be paired with a variety of complementary plants in your garden or container arrangements. Here are some suggestions for plants that go well with santolina:

In addition to these herbs, santolina can also be paired with other flowering plants, such as:

When choosing plants to pair with santolina, consider the overall style and color scheme of your garden or container arrangement. Santolina's versatility allows it to blend seamlessly with a variety of planting styles, from formal to informal.

2. What is the herb santolina used for?

Santolina, also known as lavender cotton or green santolina, is a versatile herb with a variety of uses. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has been used for centuries for its culinary, medicinal, and ornamental properties. Here are some of the specific uses of santolina:

Culinary Uses:

Medicinal Uses:

Ornamental Uses:

3. How do you maintain santolina?

Santolina, also known as lavender cotton, is a low-maintenance shrub that thrives in Mediterranean climates and well-drained soil. It is known for its silvery-green foliage and small, button-like yellow flowers. Here's a guide on how to maintain santolina:

With proper care and attention, santolina will reward you with years of beautiful foliage and amazing flowers.

4. What is the common name for santolina?

Santolina is commonly known as lavender cotton, green santolina, or cotton lavender. These names all allude to the plant's silvery-green foliage and small, button-like yellow flowers. The name "lavender cotton" is particularly fitting, as the plant's leaves resemble those of lavender, but with a softer, cotton-like texture. The name "green santolina" simply emphasizes the plant's vibrant green foliage.

5. What does santolina smell like?

Santolina has a distinctive aroma that is often described as pungent, camphor-like, or resinous. Some people also detect a hint of citrus, mint, or hay in the scent. The strong fragrance is due to the presence of essential oils in the plant's leaves and flowers.

6. Can you prune santolina?

Yes, you can and should prune santolina to maintain its shape, encourage new growth, and prevent it from becoming leggy or overgrown. Pruning also helps keep the plant healthy and prevents dead or diseased wood from accumulating.

Here are some general guidelines for pruning santolina:

7. How tall do green santolina get?

Santolina chamaecyparissus, typically grows to a height of 6-12 inches (15-30 cm). However, it can sometimes reach up to 18 inches (45 cm) in height under optimal conditions. The plant has a compact, rounded growth habit and produces a dense mass of small, silvery-green leaves. The leaves are aromatic and have a pungent, slightly camphor-like scent.

Here are some factors that can affect the height of green santolina:

In general, green santolina is a relatively low-growing shrub that is well-suited for edging garden borders, planting in rock gardens, or growing in containers. Its silvery-green foliage and cheerful yellow flowers make it an attractive and versatile addition to any garden.

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