commonly known as 'green santolina' or 'cotton lavender'
drought tolerant ground cover for full sun
clumping ground habit with spread of 2-4 ft wide
An easy and eye catching groundcover, Santolina virens offers a low maintenance and drought tolerant option for a hot and dry bed, container planting, green roof, or rock garden. This textural chartreuse plant spreads into domed mounds approximately 1-2' tall and 2-4" wide. Small yellow blossoms emerge in summer and seed pods form in early fall appearing as though they are floating cottony clouds on top of the ground cover. Options for companion planting are sedums, flax, dianthus ground covers, and more. Due to its evergreen nature and bright color, it is a great choice for a year round container planting, sidewalk bed, or border along garden or walkway. We like it so much, we planted it in the beds along our nursery fence and try to always have it in stock. A specimen sure to brighten your day!