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Euphorbia characias ‘Glacier Blue’
Euphorbia characias ‘Glacier Blue’
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Euphorbia characias ‘Glacier Blue’

Evergreen Spurge

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.208.280

This outstanding selection has evergreen leaves of grey-blue, strongly edged with creamy white, forming a midsized bushy mound. Conical flower heads appear in spring, made up of creamy bracts with a green eye. In June, prune entire spent flowering stems right back to near the base of the plant -– new ones will form during the summer. A plant for all seasons, particularly in mild winter regions. In colder areas this may be grown in a container and brought indoors to a cool, bright spot for the winter. A sport of ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ found at and introduced by Skagit Gardens in Washington State. Said to have much better vigour. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten. USPP#19027: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Euphorbia characias ‘Glacier Blue’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-60 cm
   16-23 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.