How to grow Santolina chamaecyparissus

Santolina chamaecyparissus growing shrub‎ of the genus Santolina chamaecyparissus also known as Lavender cotton, Santolina chamaecyparissus perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant drought tolerant attract pollinators plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and grow in hardiness zone 6+.

Leaves color green to gray.

Santolina chamaecyparissus flower

Flower fragrant color yellow or white, full small flowers that grow on stems.

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How to grow Santolina chamaecyparissus growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design and dead flowers

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 1-2 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant small yellow or white full flowers that grow on stems

Scientific name:

Santolina chamaecyparissus

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

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Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

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