Wood Spurge, Milkweed Spurge
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii 'Shorty'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: characias subsp. wulfenii
Cultivar: Shorty
Additional cultivar information:(PP19808)
Hybridized by Elsley/Itsaul Plants
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Burgundy

Red

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Cockeysville, Maryland

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 15, 2010, sue820 from Marietta, GA wrote:

I love this plant. Here in Atlanta, it grows about 2' x 2' and is evergreen with no winter damage. It blooms in early spring and has a long bloom time with chartreuse flowers. I have mine in full sun with no irrigation, and I cut the flower stalks back to the main plant (it sends out new growth from the bottom of the plant). I have gotten a lot of compliments on it. It's both beautiful and unusual.