Spurge

Euphorbia nicaeensis

Spurge - Euphorbia nicaeensis

Common Name: Spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: nicaeensis

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A superb hardy, evergreen perennial, this plant produces huge long-lasting wand-like clusters of chartreuse flowerheads in spring. The foliage is handsome too, with strappy grey-green leaves held in whorls on upright stems. Euphorbia nicaeensis originates from the Caucauses and Turkey where it is found on dry rocky slopes and scrubland so it is very tolerant of drought once it becomes established. It forms a natural rounded shape and brings structure and an architectural quality to the garden. It looks equally at home in a contemporary minimalist garden or in a herbaceous border.

  • Garden care: After flowering remove the faded flower-heads. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Euphorbias do not like waterlogged soil.


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