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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
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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