Main site sections:
Plants section links:


  • San Diego Zoo

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Spring thru summer


Plants: Species

Lavender cotton Santolina chamaecyparissus

FAMILY: ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)

This pretty little shrub makes a good ground cover and is used for just that purpose in the San Diego Zoo's Mediterranean Garden. Lavender cotton sports small, bright yellow ball-shaped flowers in the spring and summer. Hardy lavender cotton is native to Spain and Morocco.