Euphorbia characias ‘Black Pearl’

Euphorbia characias ‘Black Pearl’

Black Pearl Spurge


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13 In stock

SKU: 98454023


Family Euphorbiaceae
Originating from S. Europe, Balkans, Turkey.

  • Compact mounds of bushy evergreen silver/green foliage
  • Tall eye-catching lime green spikes of flowers with black centres
  • Tough and easy to grow in full sun, loving coastal gardens.

Silver/green bushy mounds of foliage and large, brilliant lime green flowers with conspicuous black centres make this a must-have plant for Mediterranean and coastal planting schemes. It brings an impressive show to the tricky lower levels of planting compositions, with a continual cycle of display; as its long-lasting flowering stems mature and become lax, they can be removed to reveal a new flush of healthy bright silvery leaves emerging in a tightly compact mound.

The flowers begin to emerge in late spring as the stems and foliage start to gain height, forming tightly bunched clusters at the tips of the stems. They are a brilliant, intense lime green at first, assuming more golden tones as they mature and open to reveal their dark black centres, attracting many different pollinators. To maximize this variety’s stunning colors, try planting it among species with darker foliage like Phormium ‘Black Velvet’, ‘Back in Black’, and Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescense, the ‘Black Mondo Grass’.

Easy to grow in all soil types and in pots, preferring sandy well-drained conditions in full sun.

Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 75cm x 75cm.


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