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Euphorbia × pasteuri

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Probably the best of the Euphorbias. Luscious, stout-stemmed leaves and lovely honey-scented flowers from April to June. This excellent plant is a cross between E.mellifera and E.stygiana. It matures into a medium sized, scented shrub, not unlike a classy Rhododendron.

Height and spread 1.5m. Best in full sun and well drained soil.

Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£10.50

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Common names

Devil's honey

Description

Euphorbia × pasteuri (Devil's honey). A medium-sized rounded shrub with narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves with a central vein. The flowers, which appear in mid-late Spring, are honey scented with yellow-brown bracts. These are followed by small wart-like seed pods.

This fine plant is a cross between E. mellifera and E. stygiana.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-15C, and will grow well in sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil.

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers which are great in borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Euphorbia × pasteuri | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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