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