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Olive Herb in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Santolina rosmarinifolia

 

Olive Herb

(Cotton Lavender) is a compact shrub with silver-grey divided leaves and small yellow flowers that appear in Summer. Ideal in borders. The foliage, when crushed, produces a fragrance. Rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia has bright yellow button flower heads 2cm wide

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plant Features
  • Olive Herb likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Olive Herb likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Olive Herb is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Olive Herb likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Olive Herb

Latin name

Santolina rosmarinifolia

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.7 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Olive Herb likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Olive Herb is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Olive Herb likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Olive Herb likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Olive Herb is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Santolina rosmarinifolia

(Cotton Lavender) is a compact shrub with silver-grey divided leaves and small yellow flowers that appear in Summer. Ideal in borders. The foliage, when crushed, produces a fragrance. Rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia has bright yellow button flower heads 2cm wide


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Lovely bright, button like small yellow flowers appear in the summer. Ideal in borders. new growth when squashed produces a fragrance.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Ideally you want to plant Lavender between late spring and early summer. If not planting in the ground you can plant it in a pot but make sure it's a decent sized pot (over 30cm diameter) and it's well drained.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed under glass in Spring.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed into directly into flowering position in late Spring.

 
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