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Santolina Tomentosa

Used historically to repel moths. It is also known as Lavender Cotton and the foot tall foliage resembles a miniature evergreen tree. The fragrant foliage is deeply divided and colors vary from green to silver with small yellow pompom flowers appear in July and August.   25 seeds

 

 

Planting

Perennial, zone 6-9

Germination:  14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/8"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks then provide light and 65-70 degree  soil temperatures.Transplant 18-20" apart. Sow outdoors in the spring or in the fall, a few seeds 1-2", thin to 8-10" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Full sun to part shade

Soil Needs: Average to sandy and well drained 

Uses:Dyeing, attracts bees and beneficals

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