- San Diego Zoo
Bloom time (approximate):
- Spring thru summer
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.