Euphorbia Euphoria

Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii 'John Tomlinson'

A popular Brighton plant, subtly architectural and rich in its lush green foliage and flowers. Euphorbia, commonly known as spurge, is a great plant and I've seen it quite a lot in front gardens too in Brighton. Pruning is easy, mainly taking out the dead and old stems right at the base of the plant. Be careful with it, however, as the milky sap in the stems is easily released on contact and this is highly irritant for skin and can cause quite a few problems. Always wear gloves and if you do have children, tell them to stay away from it as the sap is rather poisonous in general!

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