Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'

Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’

Spurge

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

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not 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

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Green

Red

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Variegation

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

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The leaves of Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ are particularly beautiful. They emerge with a pink flush and develop a red-marked, creamy yellow margin with age. They may also develop pink colouring in winter. The spring flowerheads are variegated green, cream and red. It forms a low, weed-smothering carpet over the ground.

Grow Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, such as in a gravel garden. Cut back flowered stems after flowering.

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

How to grow Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

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 Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do 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 flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not 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

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not 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 Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' and wildlife

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

Is Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' poisonous?

Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' can be 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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