Any of a genus (Santolina) of Old World shrubs of the composite family; esp., a small, bushy, evergreen shrub (S. chamaecyparissus) with silvery gray, woolly, aromatic leaves and long-stalked, yellow flower heads, used in gardens and as a ground cover.
Webster's New World
Santolina Sentence Examples
Gray leaved plants like Santolina, lavender and Artemesia contrast beautifully with bright blue delphiniums and purple and white hardy geraniums.
Santolina - cotton lavender, with delicate silver foliage, aromatic and has yellow daisy-like flowers.
Other species of Santolina suited for rock gardens are S. pectinata and S. viridis, which form bushes something like the Lavender Cotton.
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