Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’

Mediterranean Spurge

(3 customer reviews)

From £7.95

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.

Origin: Mediterranean Europe, cultivar of horticultural origin
Genus: Euphorbia
Species / Cultivar: characias 'Silver Swan'
Common Name: Mediterranean Spurge

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 ‘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.

Euphorbia 'Silver Swan'
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
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: 0.6 - 1.0m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.0 - 1.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.
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.
Very pleased with these plants which are in excellent condition, of good size, and were dispatched quickly all for a very reasonable price. Claire F.
Very pleased with these plants which are in excellent condition, of good size, and were dispatched quickly all for a very reasonable price.
Care Size and Guidance

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.

3 customer reviews for Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’

Lovely healthy plants, well packed, thank you.

Sacha

Very pleased with these plants which are in excellent condition, of good size, and were dispatched quickly all for a very reasonable price.

Claire Freemantle

Plants arrived really quickly, and were securely wrapped. Thats great service.They seem to be in fine condition.

DD