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Euphorbia myrsinites

Spurge

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Euphorbia myrsinites

Plant details

An unusual plant, resembling a cluster of elongated silvery-green fir cones, with pale silvery green scale-like leaves overlapping all the way along the prostrate stems. In early summer these have typical flat heads of yellow euphorbia flowers at the ends. Drought tolerant, it is a good plant to grow in a rock garden or in a hollow topped wall, but also thrives in any hot dry sunny situation where drainage is good and the soil does not stay wet in winter. Use it for the front of borders, a gravel garden, or bank. Its striking shape and texture make it a good winter patio plant. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: myrsinites

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to April


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