Euphorbia x martini

Euphorbia x martini

Spurge

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia x martini
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Green
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Euphorbia x martinii is a lovely spurge, bearing dark grey-green rosettes of leaves and upright bracts in lime-green with a red eye.

It's a great choice if you have poor, dry soil in shade, as this euphorbia thrives in difficult conditions. The evergreen leaves form a low, weed-smothering carpet over the ground. The flowers persist until summer, gradually fading to pale-green.

Always wear gloves when working with euphorbias. The milky sap is a skin irritant. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Toxic part: Sap
  • Effects: Irritates skin, Irritates eyes, Purgative if ingested, Toxins absorbed by the skin

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