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Products > Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet'
 
Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurges)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Chartreuse
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet' - This succulent perennial/ subshrub has gray-green foliage that is covered with soft velvety hairs. It is smaller in height than the more common Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii, growing to only 24-30 inches tall but grows as wide if not even wider. It is attractive year-round and in spring and summer, the flower heads form at the branch tips covering the plant with a chartreuse color. Plant in full sun to light shade and water sparingly. Like all Euphorbia characias selections this one does an excellent job of seeding itself out, so beware. It is hardy to 0-10 degrees F.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet'.
 
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