Santolina chamaecyparissus Lambrook Silver, also known as ‘Cotton Lavender’ is a hardy, evergreen shrub with attractive silver-grey foliage and round, pom-pom like, bright yellow flowers that bloom mid-late summer. A hardy shrub, suited to coastal locations, and light, sandy soils. Also tolerant of drought-like conditions, and the cold – withstanding frosts pretty well, assuming it is planted in a light, well drained soil. It also likes a sunny spot, growing up 2-3ft/75cm, and can work well as a clipped hedge. Classed as a herb, the leaves have a chamomile-like aroma, and dried it is popular in pot-pourri. A great moth-deterrent too.