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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
Common Name: Evergreen Spurge Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
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This is an architectural plant whose blue-green, evergreen foliage and dramatic electric green, spring bracts (flowers) are powerful and dramatic in any situation -- at the middle or back of the border, at the base of an arbour, or against a wall. Flowering lasts for months from early spring to early summer. Cut back each flowering stalk to the base when the bracts begin to whither. Remember: the stems that have not flowered yet will be your flowers for next spring.


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 ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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