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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii

Common name spurge
Family euphorbiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-8)
Flowers yellow (May-June)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes requires well-drained soil

An upright spurge native to southern and southeastern Europe and the near East., the Balkans and Turkey. Narrow blue-green leaves are arranged as spirals along erect green stems. The hardiness range quoted above is the most optimistic one I could find among online resources – most rate it hardy only to zone 7, so I'm hoping for a mild winter, so that my seedlings can get established before getting hit with the hardest freezes that our Pennsylvania winter can dole out.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '14 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (40%G, 4-15d)

Clothier said germinates cold, but this lot waited until they got exposed to room temperature.

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