It might be the smallest Euphorbia characias, but it is also the boldest!
Euphorbia characias or Evergreen spurge 'Portuguese Velvet' is a superb selection of the species and has a dense, rounded habit, velvety blue-green foliage and rounded clusters of dense bronze-coloured flower spikes.
Its bold architectural qualities make it an excellent plant to give structure to a rock garden.
Grows well in pots.
Grow in the sun in gritty, light, well-drained soil. Hardiness: 12°C. In cold climates this spurge should be grown in pots and protected from the cold in winter.
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 50 to 70cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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