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Re: Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Message from Barry Tabor

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Hello, Melanie,
Almost without exception, whenever I have removed an Euphorbia from any place I no longer want it, there appear (sometimes immediately and sometimes in later seasons) shoots from whatever little bits of root I have left behind. I would suggest taking little bits of the plant attached to a bit of root from the outside of any plant after it has been dug up and replant, maybe in a pot if you are concerned about its survival, and cosset it for a few weeks, then set it almost wherever you want it. Always remember that this is a big plant after a couple of years, and put it where it can't bully other plants. It is a thug. Hope this is of some interest or help.
Barry

  • Posted: Thu. 4th August 2011 13:49

Re: Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Message from Melanie Driver

In forum: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Hi Nell - if you think its an unusual variety worth replicating and you fancy a challenge go for it. Post flowering root stem-tip cuttings in compost with bottom heat.

Melanie

  • Posted: Thu. 17th February 2011 14:57

Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Message from Nell

In forum: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Hi Melanie - thanks for the response. In which case, do you think that I would be able to propagate more from cuttings perhaps after it has finished flowering relatively easily?

Thanks again.

Nell

  • Posted: Thu. 17th February 2011 13:50

Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Message from Melanie Driver

In forum: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Hi Nell. Euphorbia c. wulfenii is a really wonderful shrub and one of my favourites, I dont blame you for wanting to keep and move it however the best advice Im afraid is not to try..
This Euphorbia has a minimal root system and does not take kindly to moving so its very unlikely to be successful. Neither do they live that long, so best start again with a new plant in the new site and make sure it gets plenty of sun and good drainage. They are though fast growers and will make an attractive shrub in a couple of seasons.
best wishes
Melanie Driver
Melanie Driver Landscape & Garden Design

  • Posted: Thu. 17th February 2011 13:07

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Question from Nell

In forum: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Hi

I want to move this plant this year - it's flowering at the moment so I was going to move it when it had finished. I heard that they might sulk after being moved so was wondering if there was a particular time that it was best to move it to minimize any petulant behaviour!!

  • Posted: Wed. 16th February 2011 19:32

Plants for dry, sunny, poor soil

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden design

Hi, Christopher,
I guess I would choose Mediterrean plants that like dry, sunny poor soil conditions. Some are hardy, a few borderline hardy but here are a few suggestions:
- Cistus x cyprius - gorgeous, evergreen plant with white flowers in early summer. Most Cistus would do great in the area you described.
- Euphorbia - especially Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
- Phlomis - three perennials I would recommend - P. fruticosa, P. russeliana, & P. italica
- Verbascum olympicum or bombyciferum
- Yuccas - most types will do
- Carpenteria californica - a bit tender but lovely
- Grevillea - shrubs
- Genista - shrubs
- Eryngium - Sea holly - a perennial - many types to choose from
- Oenothera speciosa - perennial - can be invasive but that could be good if you want to cover a large area relatively quickly.
Have a look on this site for example/photos. You can also use this site to search for plants that match your criteria. Go under the tab 'Plants', then choose 'Select'. Once there, choose 'Advanced Search' and then enter the attributes you are looking for. You'll get loads more ideas! Happy searching and please let me know what you choose.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Thu. 29th April 2010 21:18