Santolina is an easy to grow evergreen perennial perfect for xeriscaping, in a mixed perennial border, or grown with other Mediterranean herbs. They are hardy to USDA Zone 6 and bloom all summer long with fragrant musky foliage.

Some varieties you can find at Portland Nursery include:


Santolina chamaecyparissus

Narrow grey-green leaves with yellow button-like composite flowers.


Santolina virens ‘Lemon Fizz’

Low mounds of fragrant, bright yellow to chartreuse, scale-like foliage. Little, pale yellow flowers. More dense growth habit than the S. chamaecyparissus.

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Santolina rosmarinifolia

Green leaves and tight yellow composite flower heads on slender stalks. The leaves somewhat resemble those of rosemary.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.


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