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Euphorbia myrisinites

Myrtle euphorbia

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, yellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Euphorbia myrisinites (Myrtle euphorbia). The foliage is grey-green, with sulphur yellow flowers which can grow to 4ins in diameter. This is an evergreen and has a trailing habit which will make it an ideal container plant, with grey-green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Blue spurge

Origin

S. Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Container, border, window-box.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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

Annual self-seeding

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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