Meaning of cotton lavender in English:

cotton lavender


mainly British
  • A small aromatic shrubby plant of the daisy family, with silvery or greenish foliage and yellow button flowers. Native to the Mediterranean area, it has insecticidal properties.

    Also called lavender cotton

    Genus Santolina, family Compositae: several species, in particular S. chamaecyparissus

    ‘For a different effect you could try Santolina (cotton lavender) which is silvery grey and makes a more rounded and relaxed hedge, but grows no taller then two feet.’
    • ‘Cotton lavender makes a lovely hummocky hedge of silvery foliage, studded with button-like yellow flowers from mid - to late summer.’
    • ‘A mixture of cotton lavender and other herbs makes a useful moth repellent.’
    • ‘The helleborus corsicus - often seen in English herbaceous borders - grows in abundance here, as well as many wild flowers - lavenders, cotton lavenders, poppies, daisies - and herbs, more delicate than their robust cousins from the lower slopes.’
    • ‘Lavender, cistus and cotton lavender will make a wonderful sweep of greyish or silver foliage with the bonus of the flowers in mid-summer.’