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EvergreenLeaves to 13cm (5in)
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Perennial with strong, upright stems.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritantThese plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowCultivar of subsp. characias. Wildlife plant - insects but flowers shy to openPests & DiseasesAphids, grey mould.Place of originGarden origin. UK. Sport found by Dr. D. Willis, Yorkshire.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver variegated
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(see photos above)Obovate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
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