<i>Euphorbia characias</i> 'Tasmanian Tiger'

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Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'

February 3, 2010
Photo by: Chelsea Stickel

Discovered as a seedling of Euphorbia characias in a garden in Tasmania, this phenomenal spurge has both variegated leaves and flowers, combining blue-green with creamy white. Upright stems are a forest of linear leaves, forming a dense shrubby mound. In spring through early summer, large heads of flowers hover on 2- to 3-foot stems, pale yellow and cream, with small green bow-tie centers. Evergreen where winters are mild. Zones 6-9.