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Euphorbia characias 'Kea'


Euphorbia characias 'Kea' Euphorbia characias 'Kea'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A clumping perennial with a woody base and very appealing deep blue-green foliage on green tinged purple stems. Very showy big clusters of lime gold flowers in spring. The range of colours of flowers and foliage is considered to be similar to those of the kea, that cheeky high country parrot, hence the inspiration for the name. They prefer growing in well drained soil in an open position, not crowded by other plants. Wonderful for providing texture and interest to the garden. Hardy.

 
Genus
Euphorbia
Species   characias
Cultivar   'Kea'

Common name
Spurge

Family name
Euphorbiaceae
Place of origin
Mediterranean


DETAILS
Height
50 cm
Width
50 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Semi-evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Soil must be well drained / Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Texture / Whimsical

Perennials

Category
Small, height up to 0.6 metres.
Availability
All our current stock has been dispatched out to retailers. If they have none left for you, we are growing another crop to supply as soon as possible.
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