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Euphorbia characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’
Euphorbia characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’
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Euphorbia characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’

Evergreen Spurge

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.208.170

An exceptional perennial for mild winter areas, forming a compact evergreen clump of blue-green leaves. Forms large clusters of chartreuse-yellow flowers with a red eye, appearing in mid spring. In colder climates this may be grown in a container and wintered in a cool greenhouse or sun porch. Effective all year round. The Evergreen Spurge are especially attractive planted with shrubs or dwarf conifers, or as specimen plants in tubs. Pruning is seldom necessary, but may be done immediately after flowering is over. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten.

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Euphorbia characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate