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Euphorbia heterophylla

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to May
  • Height0.4m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euphorbia heterophylla (Spurge). This annual will produce linear to ovate dark green leaves, the flowers are produce in terminal umbels of red-orange blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in light well-drained soil, with full sun.

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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