General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Silvery-green
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Lavender Cotton
  • Gray Santolina
  • Cotton Lavender
  • Holy Herb
  • Ground Cypress
  • Petite Cypress

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Location: State Arboretum of Virginia
Date: Fall (2020)
Location: Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-11-09
Zone 9b
Location: Wynyard garden, Durham, UK
Date: 2019-07-16
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-28
Photo by dave
Location: Wynyard Hall garden, UK
Date: 2022-07-01
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-09-14
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-22
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-26
Location: Wynyard Hall garden, UK
Date: 2022-07-01
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04

Author: User:Stan Shebs

Date: 2016-06-25
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-22
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-26
Location: Wynyard garden, Durham, UK
Date: 2019-07-16

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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 13, 2011 8:14 AM concerning plant:
    This is one of my all-time favorites. Lovely silver-gray-green foliage. Very aromatic. Tidy growth habit. A tough, drought-tolerant plant that loves heat.

    Cotton Lavender has many uses. An oil used in perfumery can be extracted from the plant. Branches may be hung in closets and cupboards or placed in drawers to repel insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in potpourri.
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AndreA33 On April 10, 2015 Obtained plant
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MrsBinWY On June 23, 2019 Transplanted
On 6-23-2019, planted 1 near the north corner of the front concrete bed. Purchased from LCMG Plant Sale (Kathy S. donation).
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