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 and is widely cultivated for garden plantings.
Genus Santolina, family Compositae: several species, in particular S. chamaecyparissus‘Saintolina or lavender cotton is similar but with neater growth habits.’
- ‘The lavender cotton should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.’
- ‘Can someone advise me on how to root lavender cotton from cuttings?’