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Euphorbia neohumbertii

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Euphorbia neohumbertii. These are shrubs, succulents and perennials some of which are semi-evergreen or evergreen, and annuals. The flower heads will consist of cup-shaped bracts, in various colours, they will usually each containing several flowers lacking typical sepals and petals.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, 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 or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

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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