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Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Spurge

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Light green

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Plant details

This attractive euphorbia with maroon foliage is a sport of the popular variety 'Redwing'. Plants form attractive mounds of evergreen foliage that is the perfect compliment to the bright lime-green flowers that appear from March to May. 'Blackbird' is ideal for winter containers combining well with spring bulbs and winter pansies. Take care when pruning, as a white latex exudes from cut stems, which can irritate on contact with the skin.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Cultivar: Blackbird

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Light green

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: May to June


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