Cotton Lavender

lavender cotton

Here is another plant from my summer holiday visit to the Harold and Francis Holt Physic Garden at the UBC Botanical Gardens. I really like the signage they use at this garden, it really adds to the experience.
One whiff of the distinctive aroma of Santolina and there is no wonder why it was used in medieval England as an insect repellent… it just smells to me like something that would keep bugs ( and anything else ! ) away.