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Euphorbia characias  Spurge Silver Swan
Euphorbia characias  Spurge Silver Swan
Euphorbia characias  Spurge Silver Swan
Euphorbia characias  Spurge Silver Swan

Euphorbia characias Spurge 'Silver Swan'

Brighten your borders and add summer sizzle with this gorgeous variegated spurge.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
  • A variegated form of Euphorbia with a striking, silvered appearance
  • A striking, evergreen perennial, perfect to add height and interest to your garden
  • Suitable for mixed borders it's also quite happy in a large pot
  • Easy to grow and totally winter hardy so perfect for new or time-strapped gardeners
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, flowering April - June. Ht 45-60cm (1.5-2ft)
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Product Description

Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' is a variegated form of the cottage garden favourite, with a creamy white edging to the leaves and flowers, giving it a striking, silvered appearance.

Perfect to add height and interest to your garden, this tall, upright perennial forms a striking, evergreen clump that stays looking good right through the winter.

The dainty flowers open through the spring and into early summer and reveal a reddish-orange eye, making the spires of bloom even more appealing.

Suitable for mixed borders it's also quite happy in a large pot so you don't even need a garden to appreciate this exuberant perennial which is also totally winter hardy so perfectly easy to look after.

Be aware that despite its good looks, the sap of euphorbias is toxic, so contact with the skin should be avoided and we advise wearing gloves and long sleeves when handling it.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, flowering April - June. Ht 45-60cm (1.5-2ft)

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Item 510748 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, flowering April - June. Ht 45-60cm (1.5-2ft)

Plant Information

Top Tips

Absolutely superb in a pot when planted alongside a darker perennial such as black dragon grass

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Euphorbia Silver Swan:

  • Plant in any well drained garden soil, in full sun. add grit or sharp sand to the soil to improve drainage as they dislike winter wet.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure and grit to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 

Aftercare Advice for Euphorbia:

  • In general, all euphorbias will be happy provided they receive some sun, shelter and reasonable drainage.
  • Keep well-watered until established, otherwise, plants can usually cope well with dry conditions and manage adequately with whatever rainfall is available.

 

Pruning Advice for Silver Swan Euphorbia:

  • No specialist pruning is needed. Straggly stems can be cut back in the autumn.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
100cm
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Euphorbia characias  Spurge 'Silver Swan'
Euphorbia characias Spurge 'Silver Swan'
9cm Pot
Item: 510748
Only £7.99
Currently Unavailable