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Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana (Rosemary-leaved lavender cotton)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana

Other names

Rosemary-leaved lavender cotton

Genus

Santolina Santolina

Species

S. pinnata subsp. neapolitana - S. pinnata subsp. neapolitana is an open, evergreen shrub with leathery, grey-green leaves and bowl-shaped, yellow flowerheads and petal-like bracts.


Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Rounded, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana (Rosemary-leaved lavender cotton) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Containers, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sunny, shelterd position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana

Other names

Rosemary-leaved lavender cotton

Genus

Santolina Santolina

Species

S. pinnata subsp. neapolitana - S. pinnata subsp. neapolitana is an open, evergreen shrub with leathery, grey-green leaves and bowl-shaped, yellow flowerheads and petal-like bracts.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Rounded, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana (Rosemary-leaved lavender cotton) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Containers, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sunny, shelterd position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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I really love this plant: evergreen, silver-ferny leaves, a dense mounded habit and loaded with pale yellow blooms loved by hoverflies. But it smells REALLY bad. You wouldn't want to sit near it or… read more

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