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Euphorbia characias ‘Portuguese Velvet’


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Description:
‘Portuguese Velvet’ is a lovely selection of this species with a more diminuitive stature and intriguing leaves that, due to the fine hairs, look as if they’ve been cut from velvet. The flowers are lime green with maroon ovaries and are produced in early spring. This selection does not seem to be quite as hardy as the larger ssp. wulfenii so provide some winter mulch and a well-drained location.


Common Name: Evergreen Spurge

Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry and rocky soil (generally limestone) up to 1000m.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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