A lovely ornamental dwarf shrub with silver grey foliage, growing 30-50cm in height. It has lots of soft button-like yellow flowerheads in July and August, although it is grown mostly for the fragrant foliage which contracts well with green-leaved Santolina rosmarinifolia and other green leaved plants.
This is a very adaptable plant and can be trimmed into an attractive small hedge. The leaves are strongly fragrant when crushed and are good alongside a path. Also good in a rock garden or dry gravel garden.
Santolina prefers a sunny and well drained position, in not-too-rich soil. It can tolerate low watering once established and coastal sites, so a good low maintenance plant during the summer.
Pack of 50 seeds. Sow anytime,most commonly January to May. Easy to grow. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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