Herbaceous Perennial Purge Silver Swan - Euphorbia Characias
- SHADY CHARACTER - This is a compact, shade-loving euphorbia, bearing yellow blooms in contrast with grey, strappy foliage. It’s a good choice for growing at the front of a border.
- FOLIAGE COLOUR -A variegated selection with white edging to the leaves and bracts, giving a striking appearance. The flowers may open to show a reddish-orange eye, but may be shy to do so.
- BORDERS & CONTAINERS - Grows in sun or partial shade in moisture retentive, well drained soil. Suitable for mixed borders or in large containers.
- WHAT YOU GET - This gorgeous plant arrives in a 9cm pot ready to plant. Please note PLANT MAY NOT BE IN FLOWER AT TIME OF DISPATCH.
Season of Interest
Flowering in Summer and Summer. Foliage all year round.
Euphorbia plants prefer a spot in full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days, though some species can tolerate part shade.
Water whenever the top couple inches of soil feels dry from spring to fall when the plant is actively growing.
Best Growing Conditions
Temperature and Humidity. Most Euphorbia species can tolerate hot temperatures and prefer a warm environment with average daytime temperatures around 20 degrees. Feeding requirements vary by euphorbia species, but in general, all of them will benefit from some fertilizer. Adding compost or a balanced organic fertilizer to a new plant will help to promote healthy growth. After that initial feeding, many Euphorbia species will do fine with a weak liquid fertilizer applied throughout the growing season. For the amount to use, follow the product label instructions. Container-grown plants typically need more feeding than plants grown in the ground. And a plant that develops yellowing leaves at the bottom is one that's in need of feeding.