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Euphorbia characias var. wulfenii

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1m to 1.8m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow green, white-green
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euphorbia characias var. wulfenii (Spurge). Clusters of greyish-green leaves are produced one year, and spikes of yellow-green blooms appear the following spring.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Border, hedging, edging, foliage, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

This sturdy perennial does not like to be disturbed once it is established; any division or transplanting should be done when this plant is very young.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Milky sap may irritate skin. Grey mould and mealy bugs may be problematic.

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