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Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'

Milkweed, Spurge

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Perfect for low-maintenance borders

A small architectural evergreen shrub

Boisterous cream-green flowers

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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").

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

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full sun

Flowering Months

1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KA3862)
1 euphorbia plant in 2 litre pot (57729)
2 euphorbia plants in 2 litre pots (V58964P)

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.
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.

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