Euphorbia characias ‘Wulfenii’

Spurge

(3 customer reviews)

From £7.95

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii is an imposing medium-sized sub-shrub. Erect, slightly woody stems grow from the base of the plant and bear whorls of matt grey-green leaves lending the whole plant a textural quality that is unparalleled.

Origin: Southern France to Anatolia
Genus: Euphorbia
Species / Cultivar: characias ssp. wulfenii
Common Name: Spurge
Synonym: Euphorbia wulfenii

Plant Biography

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 characias ssp. wulfenii is an imposing medium-sized sub-shrub. Erect, slightly woody stems grow from the base of the plant and bear whorls of matt grey-green leaves lending the whole plant a textural quality that is unparalleled. In their second year these stems are topped by broad cylindrical heads of intensely vivid green-yellow flowers with yellowish centres.

Euphorbia characias 'Wulfenii'
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 1.0 - 1.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Will need protection from frosts in order to survive winter, eg. with fleece jacket.
Habit: Semi Evergreen
May only remain evergreen in milder winters, or only loose leaves for a short period.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

It is an absolute ‘must have’ plant for the Mediterranean garden, the colour and texture offering almost endless contrast possibilities.

Plant in spring in full sun position. Dead head the plant as soon as the flowers have faded. Cut back hard in winter.

Like all spurges, all parts are poisonous and the milky sap can be irritant.

Expert Tip

Plant in the middle of a Mediterranean border to allow the tall flower stalks to shine through.
I looked at many sources for this plant, before choosing the Palm Centre. Why? Because what you were asking for a plant of a decent size was the same as many others were charging for a tiny plant in a 9cm pot. No contest. The plant has now arrived, very promptly, well wrapped and in good condition. Thank you. Caroline P.
I looked at many sources for this plant, before choosing the Palm Centre. Why? Because what you were asking for a plant of a decent size was the same as many others were charging for a tiny plant in a 9cm pot. No contest. The plant has now arrived, very promptly, well wrapped and in good condition. Thank you.

3 customer reviews for Euphorbia characias ‘Wulfenii’

Really impressed with the quality of my plants and the exceptional packaging.
Look forward to seeing them grow. Will definitely order from you again. Thank you

Carol S.

Nicely packaged and delivered

Nicholas L.

I looked at many sources for this plant, before choosing the Palm Centre. Why? Because what you were asking for a plant of a decent size was the same as many others were charging for a tiny plant in a 9cm pot. No contest. The plant has now arrived, very promptly, well wrapped and in good condition. Thank you.

Caroline P.