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  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

wood spurge

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £14.99
£14.99
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained garden soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, shade-loving euphorbia that has long-lasting, acid-yellow flowers in spring that contrast beautifully with the deep purple, strappy foliage strung in whorls around stiff stems. Try it towards the front of a border, where its foliage can be appreciated, or as a groundcover for a difficult, shady site, among spring-flowering bulbs such as narcissus. In a small garden it may need checking, since it self-seeds freely.

  • Garden care: Cut back the faded flower stems, when they start to die back. 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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