Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cultivated)


Santolina chamaecyparissus syn. S. incana (cotton lavender, lavender cotton) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the western and central Mediterranean. 
It is a small evergreen shrub growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall and broad. Densely covered in narrow, aromatic, grey-green leaves, in summer it produces masses of yellow, button-like composite flowerheads, held on slender stems above the foliage. The disc florets are tubular, and there are no ray florets.[5] 
This plant is valued in cultivation as groundcover, or as an edging plant for a hot, sunny, well-drained spot, though it may be short-lived. It dislikes winter wetness. 
Cotton Lavender has many potential uses. Most commonly, the flowers and leaves are made into a decoction used to expel intestinal parasites. An oil used in perfumery can also be extracted from the plant. Branches may be hung up in wardrobes to repel insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in pot pourri and in herbal tobacco substitutes. In cosmetics it is used as a tonic.[7] 
(From  Wikipedia on 20.6.13) 


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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Santolina chamaecyparissus L. from Kashmir -GS54 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Santolina chamaecyparissus L.
Common Name: Lavender cotton
Small evergreen shrub up to 60 cm tall with up to 5 cm long leaves divided into linear segments, tomentose, silvery grey; heads globose, yellow, up to 2 cm across.
Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir  
Hazuribagh Garden on June 16, 2010- Kashmir;Tanacetum haradjanii from Kashmir - efloraofindia | Google Groups
Santolina chamaecyparissus AT MAR 2017/13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Santolina chamaecyparissus L.
Syn.: Abrotanum foemina, Santolina marchii
Common name: Santolina
April 2016
Santolina chamaecyparissus AT/JUNE/2020/09 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Santolina chamaecyparissus
June 2019

I have grown it in green house.