Dead­head san­tolina

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

Cot­ton laven­der ( San­tolina chamae­cy­paris­sus) is an at­trac­tive plant with golden-yel­low flow­ers and sil­very, aro­matic, ferny fo­liage. The leaves are ev­er­green and help pro­vide use­ful struc­ture and colour in the win­ter gar­den. While dead­head­ing the plants in late sum­mer won’t pro­mote fur­ther flow­er­ing, it will help main­tain a dense, com­pact and ti­dier plant. Re­move dead leaves and cut faded flower stems back to about 12.5cm (5in). You can also use the op­por­tu­nity to take cu ings from non-flow­er­ing stems and grow them on in the green­house over win­ter as in­surance plants, be­cause some va­ri­eties are bor­der­line hardy.

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