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Euphorbia serrulata

Upright spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Euphorbia serrulata (Upright spurge). This species of annual will produce oval medium green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual, 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
  • 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

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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