Silver Swan Euphorbia

Euphorbia characias 'Wilcott'

Striking gray-green & silver-white variegated foliage creates a tight mound. Flower spikes open to display green & white-variegated blooms in spring. The leaves are outstanding when contrasted with dark foliage plants. Grown as a perennial in warmer winter regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.
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8 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationyoo-FOR-bee-uh kar-RAY-see-as
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms early to late spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide average, well-drained soil. Best with part shade in extreme heat. Fertilize in spring. Cut back each spring to rejuvenate. Caution: use gloves; sap can be a skin and eye irritant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10

Your climate may be too cold for this plant