This bushy evergreen perennial forms a rounded cluster of upright coral-pink stems clothed with thick whorls of powdery blue-grey leaves; tips are curved in early spring, gradually unfurling into grand heads of multiple, bright chartreuse, cup-like flowers; deer resistant; drought tolerant once established.
upright coral-pink stems clothed with thick whorls of powdery blue-grey leaves
Striking in borders, containers, contemporary or gravel gardens and as accent; excellent addition to water-wise gardens
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
Full sun to partial shade
36" (91 cm)
36" (91 cm)
48" (122 cm)
March - May
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Prefers an average, well-drained soil type
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.