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Euphorbia characias

Euphorbia characias ssp characias

A varied group of succulents from the Mediteranean Euphorbia characias have also benn highly used in hybridisation with many useful garden plants resulting. They thrive in dry sunny positions and are a useful addition to the perennial border or rock garden.

A succulent perennial plant from the western Mediterranean (Portugal, Spain) suited to full sun and dry conditions.

Euphorbia characias wulfenii is an upright species and will grow to 3' (1m). Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' has blue green foliage and is a smaller growing form to 20". Foliage is edged with cream, white flowers during spring.