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characias Gently linking the planting is the floaty white cow parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris.
There are several forms of Euphorbia characias, including a subspecies, wulfenii, that has been awarded a Royal Horticultural Society award of garden merit, though the bracts are entirely yellow-green and, to my eye, not so attractive as the dark-centred cups of characias.
One of the best spurges, which One of the best spurges, which will thrive happily in shade, is Euphorbia martinii, a hybrid between Euphorbia amygdaloides, our native wood spurge, and the glaucous Mediterranean Euphorbia characias or wulfenii.
E polychroma fills the gap between spring bedding and the first of the summer perennials, combining well with purple sage or geum rivale, while E characias looks great with silvery foliage plants or as a stand-alone plant in a gravel bed.
One such studies has, for example, focused on the synergistic effect of Euphorbia characias latex and ketoconazole whose antifungal activity has been proven to be substantially enhanced (Giordani et al.
One plant that would look truly magnificent growing alongside the purple Coprosma is the award winning Euphorbia characias Silver Swan.
Euphorbia characias wulfenii makes a gaunt and interesting five-footer topped by enormous heads of brightest lime green flowers.
Calandiva Goldengirl Yellow kalanchoe (1) pops between 'Silver Shadow' astelia (2) and Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' (3).
ALAN TITCHMARSH'S TOP TEN GARDEN PLANTS Delphinium Allium hollandicum (Ornamental onion) Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush) Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan) Geranium "Johnson's Blue" (hardy geranium) Dianthus (Pinks) Echinacea purpurea (coneflower) Foeniculum vulgare (Purpureum) Euphorbia characias "Wulfenii" (Spurge) Achillea Coronation Gold (milfoil, yarrow)
Among the most common is E characias "Wulfenii", a large, rounded bush with greyish-green leaves, with globe-shaped heads adorned with small yellow-green flowers which appear from early spring.
The Silver Swan hybrid is a variety of euphorbia characias, a garigueshrub fond of sunbaked soils and hot sunshine.
Euphorbia characias subspecies wulfenii' is not a phrase that rolls easily off the tongue - but it's what everyone who visits Ryton Organic Gardens at the moment goes away muttering
characias 'Wulfenii', a large, rounded bush with greyishgreen leaves, and the smaller evergreen E.