Definition of cotton lavender in English:

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cotton lavender


A small aromatic shrubby plant of the daisy family, with silvery or greenish lavender-like foliage and yellow button flowers. Native to the Mediterranean area, it has insecticidal properties.
  • Genus Santolina, family Compositae: several species, in particular S. chamaecyparissus.
Example sentences
  • For a different effect you could try Santolina (cotton lavender) which is silvery grey and makes a more rounded and relaxed hedge, but grows no taller then two feet.
  • Cotton lavender makes a lovely hummocky hedge of silvery foliage, studded with button-like yellow flowers from mid - to late summer.
  • A mixture of cotton lavender and other herbs makes a useful moth repellent.

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