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Euphorbia rigida

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.2m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow then red
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Euphorbia rigida. This is an evergreen perennial it will grow to 60cm with a rigid but semi-trailing stems, clothed in silvery-grey succulent foliage. The stems are topped with heads of lime-yellow bracted flowers in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Morocco

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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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