Euphorbia characias Glacier Blue


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Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
Frosty-blue foliage is edged in icy white. Elongated leaves, up to 4, form bushy evergreen mounds. Creamy bracts cluster near the tops in early spring. A sport of Tasmanian Tiger, it is a great low-maintenance plant for warm zones.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-18"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 7-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: PP19,027
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Long-Blooming

Euphorbia General Information

Euphorbia are related to the Poinsettia. Its outer bracts turn colorful in early summer, then deepen in fall. Valuable for hot dry sites, these Mediterranean natives know how to take the heat. The more sun the deeper the foliage color. Remarkably adaptable.

Euphorbia Plant Care

No special care needed. Can be cut back by a third after flowering to prevent seeding. Does not like to be transplanted once established. Does not usually require division; but if desired, the fleshy roots can be divided in mid-spring every 3-5 years. Damaged stems can be cut off in spring.