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botanical name:
Euphorbia characias ssp. characias
Euphorbia characias ssp. characias © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Mediterranean Spurge
family:  Euphorbiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: yellow
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: 5 to 9
Bold blue-green foliage, large heads of greenish yellow flowers with dark brown glands at the centres. Each unbranched stem is biennial, flowering in the second year.

Light, well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in dry conditions. Tends to be fairly short lived, particularly in moist conditions, but often self seeds.

From seed or by cuttings.

other notes:
Native to the Mediterranean area, occasionally naturalised elsewhere as a result of garden escapes.
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