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Euphorbia - Plants That Brighten Up The Late Winter Garden

Euphoribas - I love their architectural shape, sometimes alien looking flowers and the vast selection of colors, shapes and sizes available!

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Debbie Goodman wrote:
Will this grow in zone 5?
   Comment   May 22, 2013
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Hello Debbie, this particular Euphoriba - characias, may only be hardy to zone 7. There are thousands of Euphorbia species, and some would probably work in your zone 5. I'd check with you local nurseries to determine what may be available and thrive in your area. Good luck!
May 23, 2013 at 9:04am   
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Euphorbia
Euphorbia characias (zones 8 to 11). Add architectural structure and stimulating color to your garden with E. characias. Reaching a height upward of 4 feet, the upright dome of E. characias is one of the largest. Dense, chalky blue foliage brightens the garden year-round, and a vivid crown of chartreuse flowers tops the plant come spring. Grown in full sun, the shrub holds it color well through the season, only needing to be trimmed back once the stalks yellow. E. characias pairs neon colors with cooler hues for a truly modern design juxtaposition.
Amy Renea added this to Summer Gardens Sing With Blues
Various sedums and other succulents also offer blue foliage and stems for the garden. These euphorbias are fabulous design plants because they put out new lime-green growth every spring for a brilliant contrast with the blue-hued stems. Careful, though: Many spurges can irritate the skin (akin to poison ivy) and can be toxic if ingested. Keep the kids away from this one by planting it in the rear section of your garden bed.
Spurge(Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii)Native to the MediterraneanLove lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii.It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers.Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.

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michstu added this to Landscape project ideas
July 16, 2014
Euphorbia looks good, not sure if it will survive in our partially shade area
lynne1639 added this to Heather's landscape ideas
July 13, 2014
Euphorbia with other plants
andersonzarling added this to lamp etc
July 12, 2014
lacy green
marinohio added this to Landscaping
June 25, 2014
Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii. It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers. Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.
keile added this to For the Garden
June 17, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii)
nicmkelly added this to margaret drive
June 12, 2014
plant palette
bkaski added this to garden
June 11, 2014
euphorbia characias (zones 8 to 11)
mfitzvintage added this to Gardening
June 10, 2014
Spurge
mfuchs0101 added this to mfuchs0101's ideas
June 10, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii) Native to the Mediterranean Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii.
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June 10, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii) Native to the Mediterranean Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii. It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers. Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.
Estudio Castaño added this to Plants/Trees
June 10, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii)
pklemley added this to Chelsea Flower Show
June 7, 2014
Chartreuse color
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June 6, 2014
Spurge (euphorbia) - self seeder
Marina Meyere added this to Killer plants
June 6, 2014
Euphorbia characins suubs. Wulfenii spurge
christietoo added this to FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
June 5, 2014
COLOR/HEIGHT Chelsea Flower Show Magic Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii) Native to the Mediterranean Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii. It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers. Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.
redfawn added this to redfawn's Ideas
June 4, 2014
the varying leaf shapes
brooklyngardener added this to Gardens
June 4, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii) Native to the Mediterranean Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii. It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers. Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.
drinksva added this to Landscape
June 4, 2014
Self-seeder. Splurge. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/27350017?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u524&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery10
tomaryland added this to Landscape Ideas
June 4, 2014
Self seeding Spurge Euphoria Characias Subsp Wulfenil
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June 4, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii)
sayplease added this to Garden
June 4, 2014
The color and texture
geegas added this to geegas's Ideas
June 4, 2014
self seeders for late winter
diandpele added this to diandpele's ideas
June 4, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii) Native to the Mediterranean Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii. It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers. Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.
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June 4, 2014
spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii)
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June 4, 2014
Spurge (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii) Native to the Mediterranean Love lime green? Then you must love Euphorbias, and designers in the past few years have really taken to the color. This year at Chelsea we had many Euphorbias used in gardens, including E. ceratocarpa, E. palustris and E. amygdaloides var. robbiae, but we are still seeing the favorite stalwart E. wulfenii. It’s not only the color that designers like about E. wulfenii, but also the drama it brings to a planting with its architectural growth of bluish-green foliage topped with dome-shaped, lime-yellow flowers. Euphorbias will self-seed in the right conditions, but will not always come true from seed.
schmittjuliana added this to plants
June 4, 2014
coloe of the spurge...
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June 4, 2014
garden
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June 4, 2014
euphorbia - spurge - love it
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June 4, 2014
garden
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June 1, 2014
fabulous
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June 1, 2014
Garde
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May 19, 2014
couleurs textures
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May 13, 2014
euphorbia
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April 26, 2014
Euphorbia
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February 3, 2014
good flowers
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January 31, 2014
The combination of euphorbia and leucadendron id nice.
cooch2 added this to cooch2's Ideas
January 17, 2014
Garden possibilities
Alan Gartner added this to alan_gartner's ideas
November 17, 2013
rock garden euphorbia
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November 7, 2013
Euphorbia (Spurge)
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October 3, 2013
Along fence
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September 17, 2013
euphorbia
Erin White added this to Yard
August 26, 2013
ehorbia, love it!
ebfey added this to Garden design/inspiration
July 17, 2013
Euphorbia characias (zones 8 to 11). Add architectural structure and stimulating color to your garden with E. characias. Reaching a height upward of 4 feet, the upright dome of E. characias is one of the largest. Dense, chalky blue foliage brightens the garden year-round, and a vivid crown of chartreuse flowers tops the plant come spring. Grown in full sun, the shrub holds it color well through the season, only needing to be trimmed back once the stalks yellow. E. characias pairs neon colors with cooler hues for a truly modern design juxtaposition.
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Euphorbia
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June 27, 2013
***Euphoribas***
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April 23, 2013
Dig your garden landscaping
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Euphorbia characias
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April 10, 2013
Euphorbias
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April 3, 2013
euphoRBIA characias zones 8-11
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February 25, 2013
Euphorbia
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January 31, 2013
fun plant
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January 23, 2013
euphorbia characias
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January 8, 2013
Euphorbia
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November 27, 2012
Euphorbia characias
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October 12, 2012
love the dimensions, vibrant color, stimulating
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August 30, 2012
Great tall shrub for colorado
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July 24, 2012
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July 23, 2012
It's a painting isn't it!
Rhonda Keyes added this to rhondak7's ideas
July 23, 2012
like these euphorbias
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July 18, 2012
euphorbia characias
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July 18, 2012
drought resistant
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July 14, 2012
Euphorbia characias
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July 9, 2012
Euphorbia.
pegmarie added this to pegmarie's ideas
July 8, 2012
euphorbias that are blue stemmed with lime green flowers
mira1 added this to mira1's ideas
July 8, 2012
Various sedums and other succulents also offer blue foliage and stems for the garden. These euphorbias are fabulous design plants because they put out new lime-green growth every spring for a brilliant contrast with the blue-hued stems.
allison27 added this to allison27's ideas
July 6, 2012
Fleurs bleues
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June 23, 2012
euphorbia characias (zones 8 to 11)
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Outside - Plants
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May 10, 2012
euphorbias along fence
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April 15, 2012
X
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Euphorbia characias
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Euphorbia characias
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April 5, 2012
green-yellow euphorbia
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April 5, 2012
EUPHORBIA CHARACIAS
sjmoore added this to sjmoore's ideas
April 4, 2012
we have this in our garden
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April 4, 2012
euphorbia characias succulent plant
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April 4, 2012
the color and height
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Euphorbia characias
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April 4, 2012
tall statement planting
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April 3, 2012
Framsidan
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