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Euphorbia hyberna

Irish spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Euphorbia hyberna (Irish spurge). This perennial herb will produce clumps of lance-shaped grey-green leaves. The yellow flowers are produced in the spring to the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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.

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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