Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'


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Hardy perennial

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Euphorbia characias  'Tasmanian Tiger'

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Euphorbia characias is a remarkably hardy sub-shrub, bearing soft stems and narrow grey-green leaves that look beautiful all year round. Originating from the Mediterranean, it's found on dry rocky slopes and scrubland. It forms a natural rounded shape and is ideal for growing in sunny herbaceous borders and gravel gardens.

Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ has greyish evergreen leaves edged with creamy white, reminiscent of tiger stripes. Conical flowerheads appear in spring, comprising creamy bracts with a green eye.

For best results grow Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ in well-drained soil in full sun. In summer, prune spent flowering stems down to the base of the plant to encourage a second flush.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: characias

Cultivar: Tasmanian Tiger

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

Flowering period: May to June

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