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Euphorbia SAHARA™ ‘Glacier Blue’

Euphorbia x martinii

The icy blue foliage of Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii SAHARA™ ‘Glacier Blue’ contrasts nicely with the delicate, creamy white margins and is impressive in all seasons. The flower bracts produced in spring echo the foliage coloration, giving additional seasonal interest. It makes a graceful textural element in containers, borders, rockeries, and is also reasonably drought tolerant. It has good vigor and a stronger habit than other variegated Euphorbia. The cool, icy blue colors are well suited for combining with other varieties to make attractive container gardens that provide interest throughout the year. Remove the spring flowers when they become shabby and avoid contact with the milky sap, which is a skin irritant. For the growers: monitor for mites during hot weather; they are easily overlooked on heavily variegated plants. Take extra care to avoid root diseases; keep the crown above the soil level at planting and avoid over-watering, and keep the fertility levels low.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 7, (0°F or -17°C)
  • Eye-catching variegated foliage
  • Grower-friendly, vigorous growth habit

Patent Status: PP 19,027

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 7 - 11
Height: 12 to 18-inches
30 to 46-centimeters
Spread: 12 to 18-inches
30 to 46-centimeters
Seasons: Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Cream
Foliage Colors: Variegated, Silver-Blue, White
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-rounded
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pollinator Plant, Pots
Patent Status: PP 19,027
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 6 to 8-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 12-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Euphorbia SAHARA™ ‘Ascot Rainbow’
Euphorbia SAHARA™ Blackbird
Euphorbia SAHARA™ Ruby Glow
Euphorbia SAHARA™ ‘Tasmanian Tiger’
Euphorbia SAHARA™ Tiny Tim