The Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll described this sun-loving, evergreen shrub as 'one of the grandest of all plants', Euphorbia characias subsp Wulfenii is the perfect plant to create structure throughout the year in the perennial border.
This handsome euphorbia has upright stems clothed with whorls of fleshy, mat grey-green leaves that lend the whole plant a textural quality that is unparalleled. The plants are topped with broad cylindrical heads of green flowers with bronze 'eyes'.
The plant forms a natural rounded shape, and brings structure and an architectural quality to the garden, while the colour and texture offer almost endless contrast possibilities.
This euphorbia is tolerant of drought, are is hardy apparently to minus 15?C