Euphorbia - Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Latin name:
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Description: There are countless Euphorbia’s though one in particular looks excellent in a hot dry situation – Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii – the name might be a bit of a mouthful but the plant is astounding. It is a handsome perennial that adds drama to a border with its long, narrow, bluish-green leaves, which look fresh even in the hottest weather. In early summer large, dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers up to 30cm across, tower above the foliage, looking superb against a dark blue sky.

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 1.5m x 2m

Position: Full sun

Soil: Any well drained garden soil

Drought tolerant

As part of a border or as a specimen on its own

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