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Euphorbia griffithii

Griffith's spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourRed, orange
  • Leaf ColourBright green shades

Description

Euphorbia griffithii (Griffith's spurge). This is a shrubby perennial, it will grow to a height of 75cm, it will produce small yellow flowers which are surrounded by brilliant orange bracts in the summer. The lanceolate green leaves have prominent pinkish midribs and will turn red and yellow in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Fire glow euphorbia

Origin

Himalayas and China

Interest and use

Borders Spring/Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

You can propagate by basal cuttings in the spring or summer, by division in spring or early autumn or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Milky sap may irritate skin. Grey mould and mealy bugs may be problematic.

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