Santolina/Cotton lavender appeal

Hey guys

I've snooped around here for a long time and finally decided to make an account. I'm a bit of a Santolina collector in my spare time and over the last two years I've been amassing a collection of every variety I can find in my tiny backyard. There are just a few varieties that continue to elude me, so much so that not even the registered national collection holders seem to keep them in their archives (that I'm aware of). Google provides clues to historic whereabouts and I suspect some of them were heirloom varieties that were probably not uncommon in nurseries around the country at some point, but over time have become displaced by newer cultivars or have simply fallen out of favour. It's a long shot I know but I thought i'd put an appeal on here to see if anyone believes they might have one of these varieties in their possession. I'm not sure what the forum rules are regarding sales etc but I'd absolutely be prepared to make it worth someone's time if they were to establish a cutting/sort postage/arrange a trade of some sort. The named varieties I'm seeking include:

Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Weston'
Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Double lemon'
Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Oldfield hybrid'

Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Blue carpet'
Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Dahlem'
Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Morning mist'

If anyone thinks they might be in possession of one or more of these varieties please consider getting in touch as I'd very much like to hear from you, thanks very much.

Lytton

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,876
    You talk about your “back yard”. Are you American? Do you live in America? Or do you really grow your Santolinas in a walled area of land which is covered in a six inch thick layer of concrete?😁

    If you do live on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, you may have more luck looking on North American sites such as this:

    http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene9aa6-2.html

    This is a British based forum.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyface said:
    You talk about your “back yard”. Are you American? Do you live in America?
    Nope I live in the northwest. I have a small grass area and a little planting bed I cooked up, but otherwise most of my plant collection reside in pots. Lots of pots. Two thirds of these pots are currently inside my garage until this storm disappears. ^ Santolina chamaecyparissus subs. squarrosa, the smell is fantastic. Sorry if I gave the impression I lived over the pond, I’m definitely UK based :smile:  
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,779

    Might be worth contacting these people ; a few years ago they had some unusual Santolinas in stock , definitely the 'Double Lemon' !
    They used to (and still do I believe) , have limited stocks of hard to source plants .
    Good luck with your search !

  • Paul B3 said:

    Might be worth contacting these people ; a few years ago they had some unusual Santolinas in stock , definitely the 'Double Lemon' !
    They used to (and still do I believe) , have limited stocks of hard to source plants .
    Good luck with your search !

    Ta mate. It’s not in their current catalogue but I’ve dropped them an email to see if they have something archived. Thanks for the pointers.
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