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Euphorbia Characias Silver Swan ('Wilcott') (Pbr) (Spurge)

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Euphorbia characias Silver Swan ('Wilcott') (PBR) (spurge)

Euphorbia Characias Silver Swan ('Wilcott') (Pbr) (Spurge)


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Position: full sun
Soil: light, well-drained garden soil
Rate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: March to May
Hardiness: fully hardy
This shrubby euphorbia boasts deep blue-green leaves that are edged with cream. In spring the foliage is topped with predominately white flowers that have a lime green stripe, giving the plant a silvery look in sunshine. It is a variant of Euphorbia characias, which originates from the Mediterranean, where it is found on dry rocky slopes and scrubland, so it is very tolerant of drought once it becomes established. It forms a natural mounded shape and looks great among other silvery-leaved plants. It can tolerate a little shade, but the stems may become floppy.Garden care: To promote new shoots remove flower heads in spring after they have flowered. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant.

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