Lavender Cotton

Santolina chamaecyparissus

[santolina_chamaecyparissu]

A native of Europe, Lavender Cotton has been cultivated in gardens since the sixteenth century. This slow growing shrub is very hardy and grows well from the sandy soils of Cape Cod to the heavy clay soils of Illinois. Its yellow flowers can be cut during or after they bloom in order to encourage fresh growth of the aromatic, gray foliage. Lavender Cotton's stems have been used for household moth repellent and to produce oil for perfume.

Growth Type: Woody Shrub Color(s): Yellow Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009333,-78.452439

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Blooming Dates 2002: May 6 – Jun 212003: Jun 6 – Jul 42004: May 25 – Jun 242005: Jun 3 – Jul 12006: Jun 1 – Jun 302007: May 29 – Jul 62008: May 15 – Jun 242009: May 29 – Jul 32010: May 10 – Jun 282012: May 3 – Jun 222013: Jun 10 – Jul 16