Santolina chamaecyparissus Seeding Time
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Patti A Nagel
Posted on: July 12, 2004

I found a response concerning Santolina virens on the web site, posted in November of 2003. The information is very helpful and I shall now proceed to utilize this herb as an edger along the beds.

When do I sow the seeds for Santolina chamaecyparissus? In late summer/ early fall or next spring? I reside on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, in Port Alberni, Canada and I believe we are designated as plant growing zone 7/8. I have a few clumps of Santolina in various beds and they have survived very nicely for several years.

Santolina chamaecyparissus can be sown anytime, but to have the largest plants going into winter, early spring sowing may be recommended. For later sowing make sure to mulch plants before winter and put out slug bait to stop slugs from entirely munching off a frail plant.

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