Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’
Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’ is arguably the finest of the silver variegated Mediterranean spurges, giving an elegant twist to a gravel garden classic. Slightly more compact than the usual forms.
This hardy perennial spurge makes for an excellent addition to any garden, as it is tolerant of drought and poor soil conditions. Its striking silver foliage will brighten up any corner of your yard, and its flowers are sure to attract attention.
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 ‘Silver Swan’ is a relatively new selected variegated cultivar of the familiar Mediterranean Spurge – a shrubby, evergreen perennial plant.
Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’ is a great perennial for gardeners who are looking for something that offers interest all year long. This cultivar has beautiful maroon-flushed dark stems, and grey-green leaves with creamy-silver margins. It also blooms in early spring with chartreuse flowers marked with creamy silver. In early spring the stem tips develop into flowering heads of chartreuse, marked with creamy white.
Care Size and Guidance
Euphorbia ‘Silver Swan’ is a beautiful plant that makes a great addition to any border or sunny spot in the garden.
The plant is easy to care for and does not require much fertilizer or water. However, it is important to keep an eye on the plant, as it can spread quickly if left unchecked.
Euphorbia ‘Silver Swan’ is relatively drought tolerant but will benefit from occasional deep watering during extended periods of dry weather. With proper care, Euphorbia ‘Silver Swan’ will thrive and add a touch of elegance to your garden.