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Euphorbia dulcis

Sweet spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark bronze green

Description

Euphorbia dulcis (Sweet spurge). This species is a semi-evergreen perennial, the leaves are lance-shaped to oblong and dark bronze green, turning red in the autumn. The flowers are produced in cymes of yellow-orange blooms in the late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden and borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moist humus-rich soil with partial sun, Watch out this species is poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

Sow the annual seeds in the spring, the hardy perennial as soon as the seeds are ripe, you can divide the perennials in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould, aphids and mealbugs.

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