Euphorbia or Spurges
Are semi evergreen perennials or succulents. These add an exotic feel to the garden.
They have small foliage and very unusual flowers as they don't have any petals, they have very small and colourful leaves that make up the flower, they do the same job and come across to us as petals.
They attract all kinds of insects that act as pollinators.
Where to Site Your Euphorbia
They are a fantastic perennial that are perfect for so many parts of the gardens such as herbaceous borders situated in the front / middle, also ideal for gravel / rock gardens and pots.
A great companion planter for colourful shrubs ad perennials
How to Grow and Look after Your Euphorbia
They are very good and like pretty much all soils, sun and shelter.
The spent flower heads can be pruned but this is best done wearing gloves as the stems contain a milky white sap that can irritate the skin.
- Euphorbia Silver Swan 2 Litre Pot£9.85Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' is a new variegated cultivar of the Spurge - a shrubby, evergreen perennial plant. Maroon-flushed dark stems are clothed in grey-green leaves that are beautifully margined with creamy-silver. In early spring the stem tips develop into flowering heads of chartreuse, marked with creamy white. Learn More