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Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Euphorbia characias  'Tasmanian Tiger'

Plant details

Euphorbia characias is a remarkably hardy mediterranean sub-shrub that looks beautiful all year round. A perennial shrub with soft stems, it bears narrow grey-green leaves. The heads of around 20 flowers are backed by yellow bracts and produced at the top of the shrub. Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ bears striking variegated, evergreen leaves.

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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