Euphorbia characias Red Wing

 

Euphorbia characias Red Wing. A captivating perennial with a mound forming habit. Red-tinged young growth and red floral buds held by reddish stems. All this rubescent colouring richly complements the handsome dark green foliage, and in late winter the profusion of radiant yellow-green bracts set its compact form aglow. Appealing year-round blooms late March–May. Height 20"– 2' and Width 2'. CAUTION skin and eye irritant / toxic if eaten.

 

 

Plant in light well drained soil. Full sun / Partial shade, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.