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Santolina chamaecyparissus

<i>Santolina chamaecyparissus</i> var. <i>nana</i>

<i>Santolina chamaecyparissus</i> var. <i>nana</i>
Santolina chamaecyparissus

Santolina

Santolina chamaecyparissus var. nana full sun

Botanicals first mentioned Santolina in 1550, when its dense filigree foliage and white felted stems made it the star player of that Elizabethan rage, the formal knot garden. This dwarf cultivar presents golden yellow button flowers borne profusely on a tight evergreen mound of aromatic silver-gray. It’s deer and pest proof, extremely drought tolerant, and is still the perfect choice for edging the herb garden or tucking into the rockery or a small sunny nook.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 12" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Santolina chamaecyparissus var. nana (S-0579)
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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017



       



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