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  • spurge
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Euphorbia × pasteurii

spurge

2 litre pot £19.99
2 litre pot £19.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, well-drained garden soil
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    This large and handsome spurge is a cross between E. mellifera and E. stygiana. It has an architectural, evergreen form, which offers year-round interest with its stiff stems clothed in narrow, dark green leaves, each with a distinctive, creamy-white midrib. Then, from late spring, these stems are topped with clusters of honey-scented, yellowy-brown flowers that fill the surrounding air with their perfume. In late summer small seed pods appear and these add another level of interest.

  • Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems, avoiding new ones. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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