Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ‘John Tomlinson’ is brought to life after rain. The droplets collect on the grey blue waxy cuticle of the leaf and reflect light. Arranged spirally on the stem the leaves are long and linear with a red tint to the new growth.
A prominent plant in the border it spreads from the woody base once established. Reaching to approx one metre height; the growth is topped off by a mass of yellowish green bracts.
When cultivating around Euphorbia’s be aware that the sap can cause skin damage. This plant prefers a well drained soil and a sunny situation reflecting its Southern European origins.