Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

We grow lots of this plant at Perch Hill. It is the backdrop to tulips and spring-flowering bulbs, giving strong colour and form for the whole year, but rising to its brilliant acid-green peak from March to June. More
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We grow lots of this plant at Perch Hill. It is the backdrop to tulips and spring-flowering bulbs, giving strong colour and form for the whole year, but rising to its brilliant acid-green peak from March to June.

Genus Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Mediterranean spurge
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Sandy, Fertile, Neutral, Most Types
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained, Dry
Height 150cm (60in)
Spacing 100cm (39in) spread.
Care Tips Produces biennial stems of leaves on eyear and flower spikes the next. Cut these back as they brown to allow room for new growth.
Flowering March - June
Vase Life Soak overnight and sear the stems for 20 seconds to stop the sap leaking out.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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