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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii

Euphorbia

Milkwort

Named after Euphorbus, physician to the king of Mauritania, this robust, sun-loving genus includes the familiar Poinsettia and is over 1600 species strong. Most species have a poisonous milky sap and softly colored bracts that surround subtly defined flowers. Autumn watches their narrow green leaves turn shades of red, orange and yellow.

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii full sun  drought tolerant

Distinctive and drought tolerant, this Euphorbia deserves to be used as a specimen. Its cylindrical flower heads are yellow-green and can reach 6 to 9 in. across and 9 in. high. Combine with an understory of Nepeta and Heuchera ‘Apple Blossom’, and enjoy the dynamic array of bloom color.

Blooms March–June.

Size: 3' 0"–5' 0" high x 3' 0"–4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii (P-0294)
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