Santolina pinnata. Hardy Perennial. Full Sun. Height: 12” – 18”
A great aromatic bush to have near the ground. A low mounding woody bush with rich a green leaves, resembling a fluffy fir tree with a pine scent. Flowers are tight yellow clusters of small petals that resemble a ‘puffy ball.’
In the Garden
Does well in a rock gardens, especially on hillsides. Drought tolerant, it prefers a high and dry sunny location. Generally blooms in late Spring the second year of maturity. Trim back yellow flowers after blooming to encourage new growth.
Used a lot in landscaping for borders or a single low show-off plant. Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Has a strong menthol pine scent that is primarily used to repel bugs in the garden. Deer resistant.