Santolina incana 'Nana' Lavender Cotton



Santolina incana 'Nana' is a semi-woody evergreen perennial with silvery-gray, fragrant foliage and a compact, globe-like growth habit. Half-inch, yellow button flowers bloom in early summer. Commonly called Lavender Cotton, Santolina incana 'Nana' is nice for outlining knot gardens or edging walkways. Plants should be pruned after blooming and pinched frequently to maintain their shape.

Santolina incana 'Nana' is also known as Santolina chamaecyparissus var. nana.

Santolina incana 'Nana' prefers full sun and dry to average soil that is well-drained. It is tolerant of drought and coastal conditions. Plants are very pest resistant, but do not like humidity, which encourages fungal diseases.


  • Common Names: Lavender Cotton
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 15
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen. Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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