‘Lemon Fizz’ - Santolina rosmarinifolia
Also known as Cotton Lavender.
'Lemon Fizz' is a superb variety of the popular Santolina shrub. This small evergreen has ferny, needle-like leaves which are a striking shade of yellow-green. Manly grown for it's dazzling foliage this plant is sure to brighten any shady dull looking spot. As Summer approaches, small, creamy-yellow button flowers appear above the mass of yellowy foliage. A hardy plant that will only reach 30cm high with a 40cm spread at maturity, making this low growing shrub an ideal gap-filler for any summer border or ground cover for a larger area.
Once established, Santolina becomes drought-tolerant so is perfect for the dryer garden. Also looks fantastic in a pot for the patio or balcony.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Flowering period: July to August
- Hardiness: Half hardy
- Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
Plant size: 30cm height x 40cm spread
Aspect: South facing, west facing
Position in border: Front
- Garden care: Remove the faded flower-heads along with any straggly shoots in autumn. In early spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm (1in) of the old growth.