This versatile perennial forms a mid-sized bush of blue-grey leaves that are edged with creamy white; clusters of creamy, green-centred flowers; evergreen in mild climates; white sap can be an irritant; toxic if eaten. Deer and rabbit resistant; drought tolerant once established.
deer and rabbit resistant
Striking as accent, specimen and in borders, containers, mass plantings, informal, contemporary and water-wise gardens
Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'
(Glacier Blue Euphorbia)
Full sun to partial shade
29" (74 cm)
18" (45 cm)
24" (61 cm)
Creamy white bracts with green centres
March - May
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Tolerates a wide range of soil types
Plant Care Tips
There are many different kinds of euphorbia, from large, bush-like to small creeping versions. They have unusual foliage and flowers in many colour combinations. Euphotbia are wonderfully easy to care for. They are very disease resistant and are not nibbled on by most garden pests (including deer). Most of them are vigorous growers in even the poorest, fastest-draining soil. Some euphorbia can spread easily through seeds, while others easily grow when a branch is put into soil. You can easily control spread by cutting off the flowers before they set seeds. Remember that many euphorbia exude a sap that might be irritating to the skin, so wear gloves when working with them.