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Euphorbia villosa

Hairy spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.6m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Euphorbia villosa (Hairy spurge). This semi-evergreen perennial will produce elliptical to oblong yellow-green leaves. The flowers are produced in cymes of yellow-green blooms from mid-spring to the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

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, 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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