Another great Euphorbia for the drought tolerant garden. I have Glacier Blue planted in the conifer area of the back garden where it does get some shade, but it does not mind. Like all Euphorbias they will take full sun. Introduced in 2007, I must have purchased it right after that. The brightness of Glacier Blue is perfect to add to a perennial bed of pinks, yellows, and purples. It is a very compact plant reaching 18" x 18", which to me is not a large plant. Another useage for Glaicer Blue is in a container with trailing annuals. The Glacier Blue is evergreen, so even in the dead of Winter you can have some interest in your container.
Beech Street Gardens is located in a USDA zone 8b, at an elevation of 253 ft./ latitude 45.54983/ longitude 122.603747 in NE Portland, Oregon which is located in the Willamette Valley of the Great Pacific Northwest. My partner Will and I purchased our 1,100 sq. ft. bungalow home that the gardens are based around in the summer of 1990. When the gardens first started there was lawn (2 1/2+ hours of edging and mowing) and a couple of flower beds. Today there is a very small lawn (15 mins. top to edge and mow) and small minor gardens within three major gardens consisting of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. These gardens are based on drought tolerant plants, very close to a Mediterranean style. Plants receive most of their water during the fall, winter, spring months from the rains and with very little help from me during the summer.
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