Santolina


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Santolina

 

a genus of low-growing evergreen shrubs or subshrubs of the family Compositae. The aromatic leaves are alternate, serrate, and pinnatipartite or pinnatisect. The inflorescences are small terminal heads consisting of numerous yellow or white bisexual disk flowers. The torus has imbricate bracts, and the achenes lack pappus. There are about ten species, distributed predominantly in the Western Mediterranean region. Some species are ornamental. The lavender cotton (S. chamaecyparissus) is a low, silvery-gray, well-branched tomentose subshrub. The plant withstands clipping well and is widely used in gardening.

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Although Santolina is often referred to as Cotton Lavender and French Lavender, it is not a true Lavender, but in fact, a member of the Daisy family.
We can mention here that some compounds were investigated and analyzed by GC-MS, and some others were identified from the methanolic extract of Lactuca and Santolina.
El [alfa] y el [beta]-pineno coeluyen en los dos picos cromatograficos separados, identificados mediante GC-MS como o-cimeno, isopropilbenceno (por reorganizacion del patron) y santolina trieno (monoterpeno).
Essential oil components of Santolina chamaecyparissus L.
If you are looking for ground cover, then santolina is your plant, as it will spread into a rounded low bush.
In summer, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' is perhaps the finest and most reliable variety of English lavender, whose dark blue fragrant flowers and aromatic grey-green foliage are perfect with any silver foliage subjects such as Santolina chamaecyparissus and Helichrysum italicum.
Keep deer out of the garden by adding plants they ignore, such as Erigeron korvin-skianus, 'Moonshine' yarrow, Russian sage (Perovskia), santolina, and Spanish and English lavender.
Look for plants like santolina with silver-grey leaves that have built-in drought defences, such as reflective surfaces and hairs that trap moisture.
In fact, making a gravel garden is pretty easy if you choose Mediterranean-style plants including lavender, euphorbias, cistus, santolina and phlomis, which provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects.
Making one is easy if you choose Mediterranean-style plants including lavender, euphorbias, cistus, santolina and phlomis, which provide plenty of nectar and pollen.
The planter, provided by Parks and Open Spaces' nursery at Bradley, is filled with oregano, basil, thyme, lavender, santolina (cotton lavender), sage and silver thyme which will combine to create an aroma of the Mediter ranean.
You may be a bit tentative about giving the shrub too much of a haircut, but there are certain plants which you can cut right back really hard in early spring, including buddleia davidii (butterfly bush), which can be cut down to a couple of buds from the ground, caryopteris x clandonensis, ceanothus 'burkwoodii' and santolina.