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botanical name:
Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet'
Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spurge
family:  Euphorbiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.75m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: brown & green
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Compact, rounded evergreen sub-shrub with attractive velvety looking, glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are arranged in whorls on the stems, are shorter and more rounded than most other forms and covered with minute silvery hairs. Dense heads of green and dark purple-brown flowers in spring.
Sometimes produces small plantlets at the end of flowering stems.

cultivation:
Light, well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in dry conditions. Not quite as hardy as other cultivars.

propagation:
From cuttings or stem plantlets.

other notes:
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