Gray Santolina is 2 years old and stays outside year-round in Summerville SC, USDA Zone 8a; companion plant is purslane. Both plants are drought-tolerant and receive 1/2 day hot afternoon sun. Gray Santolina is very fragrant when crushed and has never bloomed.
Gray Santolina is shown with companion purslane plant (picture taken June 2003). Background on this digital picture was smudged to disguise discolored concrete.
The grey foliage and yellow flowersof Santolina contrast with green lawn. Tangiers, Morocco
Santolina in flower combines well with mineral elements such as gravel or pebbles. Fez, Morocco
three year old plant taken in March
The santolina bloom is about to appear. This is the size of a pencil's eraser.
close up of grey and green Santolina foliage
Cotton Lavender. Growing Dunedin, New Zealand.
Gray Santolina finally bloomed after being planted in ground.
Picture shows long stems of Gray Santolina flowers, which have an interesting tatting-like outer edge.
Macro of Lavendar Cotton flower
Luthy Botanical Garden Peoria, IL 7-26-07
June 15, 2008
4th year container grown Gray Santolina used as houseplant in winter and outdoor plant in summer.Frequently sheared, well watered.
June 21, 2011
UBC Botanical Garden
Auckland Botanic Gardens, NZ