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Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'Milkweed, Spurge

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Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 euphorbia plant in 2 litre pot £9.99 Out of Stock
2 euphorbia plants in 2 litre pots £18.98 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
A small, architectural evergreen shrub with cool blue-green leaves edged in cream, giving an overall silvery effect which is perfect for winter gardens. Come spring, tall stems of boisterous cream-green flowers rise above the neat mounds of variegated foliage for a long-lasting and colourful display through to early summer. With drought resistance and a compact habit, Euphorbia ‘Glacier Blue’ is perfect for low-maintenance borders, and the exotic-looking flowers are a great source of spring nectar for pollinating insects. Try cutting a few blooms of Mediterranean Spurge for a long-lasting flower arrangement indoors. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Alpine & Rockery, Exotic Garden, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens


full sun

60cm (24in)

60cm (24in)

RHS plants for pollinators

1 Euphorbia Plant In 2 Litre Pot (V58963)
2 Euphorbia Plants In 2 Litre Pots (V58964P)

Flowering Months
Water Euphorbia characias plants regularly until fully established. Once established, they are drought tolerant. In summer, cut back faded Euphorbia flower stems to the base to make way for new growth which will flower the following year. Make sure you wear gloves to protect skin from the irritating milky sap. In areas with extreme winters, Mediterranean Spurge is best given some winter protection with horticultural fleece. In spring, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Large established clumps of Euphorbia characias can be lifted and divided in early spring.
Grow Euphorbia characias in well drained, light soil in full sun; they resent winter wet. Mediterranean Spurge is hardy to -10°C (14°F) and is best grown in a sheltered position. Alternatively grow Euphorbia characias in large patio containers of loam-based compost such as John Innes No.3, which can be moved to a sheltered position over winter.


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