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Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Spurge

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (37639)

Plant details

A dramatic plant with attractive dark green foliage, each leaf with a reddish midrib, making plants striking all season. The plant itself is tall and bushy, with spreading rhizomatous roots, while the flowers are its glory, bright fiery brick red and fairly long-lasting. Plants are particularly good in hot schemes and dry sunny borders, but also combine well with yellow flowers and gold variegated foliage in the early summer border. Plants are fairly drought-tolerant and need little attention.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: griffithii

Cultivar: Fireglow

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


Reader reviews

Michael Ashworth

This is a striking plant, a must for my garden. The next step is to buy one.


weejenny

absolutely striking! I love all the euphorbias especially at dusk the colours stand out in the garden. Fireglow is great value it flowers for months starting with the vibrant orange fading to a rusty orange by september. my plant has self seeded this year for the first time (7yrs old) unlike the other euphorbias which can be a pest if you dont cut them back before they self seed


Dreamsofspring

Love it


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