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Euphorbia characias - 'Lambrook Gold' (Spurge)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Green Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Euphorbia characias - Cultivation Notes

Tolerating full sun or partial shade, this Euphorbia will flourish in dry thin soils such as chalk, as well as humus rich moist soils. Cut back dead flowers after flowering - but beware of toxic sap.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Euphorbia characias:
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
Weaknesses of Euphorbia characias
  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Invasive/spreading root growth
Design & Plant Use for Euphorbia characias:
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

Common Missspellings: Uphorbia, Uforbia, Euphorbea, Euforbia, Uphorbea


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Euphorbia characias - 'Lambrook Gold' (Spurge)