Cotton Lavender ‘Lemon Fizz’

Santolina chamaecyparissus ‘Lemon Fizz’

Height: 30 – 45 cm (12 – 18in) Suitable for: Sun or part shade in a free draining compost or soil. Tubs and containers.

Cotton lavender is well known to herb growers, an effective and colourful plant, but this new introduction is really dramatic. This eye-catching shrub shimmers with colour – an acid lemon yellow is the best description. The foliage is finer than the standard cotton lavender, thread like and tightly growing giving a well shaped plant.
It is suitable for planting in the border in a group or in containers, either alone or as a mix with other patio plants. A group in the border will make a exciting focal point to the planting especially teamed up with purple leaved plants such as purple sage or some of the darker flowering lavenders such as Hidcote. We have had some planted up in blue terracotta pots and they have looked spectacular outside our glasshouse throughout the whole of last summer, autumn and on throughout the winter months.
In a sunny position they positively fizz with colour even on a cold winters day. A must for this spring’s planting!

Cotton lavender – lemon fizz – santolina virens

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Santolina, Lavender Cotton ‘Lemon Fizz’

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Grown for foliage



Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:



18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California

Frederick, Maryland

Sandwich, Massachusetts

San Antonio, Texas

East Port Orchard, Washington

Parkwood, Washington

Port Orchard, Washington

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Santolina rosmarinifolia ‘Lemon Fizz'(Cotton Lavender’Lemon Fizz’) Herb Plant

Cotton Lavender ‘Lemon Fizz'(Santolina rosmarinifolia ‘Lemon Fizz’) Herb in 1 Litre Pot.

Lavender Cotton ‘Lemon Fizz’ is a native of the Mediterranean region. This hardy shrub prefers light well-drained soil and a sunny position, it dislikes winter wetness. Once established it will produce a showy display of vivid yellow to acid/green foliage which is pinnate ie like needles which look similar to Rosemary hence its name. It has pale yellow button flowers in mid to late summer. Remove the faded flower-heads along with any straggly shoots in autumn. In early-spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5 cm of the old growth. It may require some frost protection in particularly exposed sites. Given the right conditions it will grow into a compact, rounded shrub with dense, well-branched, aromatic foliage approx 50cm tall by 1m wide ultimately. This variety is useful for ground cover or as an edging plant for the herb garden or sunny border.

Herb Usage

The leaves have a chamomile like aroma, and the dried foliage is used to blend in herbal tobaccos, and both leaves and flowers are a favourite in pot pourri. Dried cotton lavender leaves are a successful moth deterrent.

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Our potted Cotton Lavender ‘Lemon Fizz’ herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

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