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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ssp. wulfenii ‘John Tomlinson’
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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii John Tomlinson

March–June.



<i>Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii</i> ssp. <i>wulfenii</i> ‘John Tomlinson’

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 ssp. wulfenii ‘John Tomlinson’ full sun  drought tolerant

A selection made from wild seed collected in the former Yugoslavia by the namesake, this charismatic Euphorbia is esteemed for its handsome compact profile and glowing yellow-green conical inflorescences. Large rounded and broad heads taper towards the base while housing crowded bell-shaped flowers.

With color that promises to exhilarate, ‘John Tomlinson’ unites swirls of waxy blue-gray leaves on green stems beneath dazzling, sunshine-bright blooms alongside warm-hued Isoplexis canariensis in our mixed border.

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

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ssp. wulfenii ‘John Tomlinson’ (P-1338)
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