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Euphorbia peplis

Purple spurge

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGreyish

Description

Euphorbia peplis (Purple spurge). This species of wildflower annual will produce oblong opposite greyish leaves, they can be found on sandy shores.

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
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow in sandy 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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