Santolina Lemon Fizz is a useful plant to bring colour into gaps in a sunny border, larger groups make effective low maintenance ground cover and they can also be grown in a container on a sunny patio area. Like all Cotton Lavender varieties this makes an excellent low hedging plant, let them flower for a looser, rounded informal look, or keep them more formal and clipped to bring out the bright golden foliage which could contrast nicely with other small hedging species in a knot garden.

Santolina Lemon Fizz prefers a well drained soil in full sun, these are drought resistant plants once established and need little maintenance other than a tidy up after flowering in late Summer.

How to grow Santolina Lemon Fizz

Position: Full sun.
Foliage: Evergreen, leaves are retained all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: July onwards.
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 50cm high x 50cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season, trim after flowering in late summer, hedges should be cut back hard to the framework of branches.