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Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’

Spurge

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia 'Blackbird'
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’ is an attractive euphorbia, bearing mounds of evergreen, maroon foliage from which spikes of bright lime-green flowers appear from March to May.

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It’s ideal for growing as part of a winter or spring container display alongside spring bulbs and winter pansies, but is also suitable for growing towards the front of a mixed herbaceous border. For best results grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Take care when pruning, as a white latex exudes from cut stems, which can irritate on contact with the skin.

How to grow Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Euphorbia 'Blackbird' and wildlife

Euphorbia 'Blackbird' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Euphorbia 'Blackbird' poisonous?

Euphorbia 'Blackbird' can be toxic. Its sap is toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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