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Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'
Common Name: Evergreen Spurge Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)

Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'
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One of the most striking variegated plants I've seen in a long time. We had a lovely older lady at the nursery last year who was so enraptured she wanted to grow it as a houseplant in her apartment! 'Tasmanian Tiger' is a spectacular Heronswood introduction discovered in Hobart, Tasmania. The upright three foot tall stems are clothed with blue foliage edged in creamy white. The large flower heads are variegated with gold and white. Good drainage and full sun essential.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Dry and rocky soil (generally limestone) up to 1000m.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureDry Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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