Growing requirements similar to Lavender. Similar size and shape to Lavender. Grows faster than Lavender. Plant in sunny location. Low water requirements once established. Santolinas lacy and silvery foliage is an attractive contrast to the many shades of green in the garden. Forms many marble sized spherical yellow flowers in summer and into fall. Attractive to pollinators.
Potently aromatic leaves are excellent when dried and used for incense and smudging. Camphorous, slightly floral scent. Santolina is an old-world medicinal herb with many uses. Check out this site for discussion of Santolinas medicinal properties: NaturalMedicinalHerbs.net/Santolina