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Euphorbia characias

Euphorbia characias Glacier Blue

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Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'

This upright, evergreen shrub has stunning texture and form. Its gray-green leaves and woolly, purple-tinged stems form billowy, 4-foot long branches. From early spring to early summer, it produces giant cylindrical bract clusters in yellow-green with purple-black nectar glands, and creates a specimen that looks otherworldly.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsMilky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.

CareThe taproot is tolerant of a range of soils, but resents transplanting once established. 

PropagationSow seed when ripe or in spring at 59° to 68°F.

ProblemsNematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.

  • Genus : Euphorbia
  • Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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