Euphorbia characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’
Mediterranean Spurge, Albanian spurge
Looking for a low-maintenance, compact garden plant? Look no further than Euphorbia characias ‘Humpty Dumpty’. This evergreen perennial/sub-shrub is perfect for small gardens and containers. It has whorls of grey-green leaves and, in spring, upright heads of lime green ‘flowers’ (botanically called ‘cyathia’).
The Euphorbias are one of the largest families of plants, present on all continents except Antarctica, with more than 2000 species and countless cultivars. Euphorbia characias originates in areas around the Mediterranean sea, where it prefers to grow in dry and rocky areas. It does not mind the salty terrains, making it a perfect plant for coastal gardens.
Euphorbia ‘Humpty Dumpty’ is a fairly recently selected cultivar of the popular Mediterranean Spurge. You’ll love this plant’s compact growth – it reaches half the dimensions of the plain species. Plus, it’s extremely easy to care for – just give it some sun and water occasionally and it will thrive.
Care & Size Guidance
This dwarf habit allows this magnificent plant a chance to perform in smaller spaces as some cultivars can get quite large.
With its lime green flowers, this little guy is sure to brighten up any garden. Not to mention, it’s drought tolerant and will thrive in even the harshest conditions.
Be aware that the milky sap can cause irritation. Avoid contact with skin or eyes.