Wood spurge

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Wood spurge - Euphorbia  'Blackbird'

Common Name: Wood spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Cultivar: 'Blackbird'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This small euphorbia has attractive deep maroon-purple foliage that grows in rosettes along erect stems which contrast brilliantly with the bright lime-green flowers that appear from March to May. A sport of the popular variety 'Redwing' it forms attractive mounds of evergreen foliage which colours best in full sun. It looks good in winter containers with spring bulbs and winter pansies or towards the front of a mixed border with yellow flowers or plants with bright green foliage. This plants recently won a prestigious Gold Medal at the Plantarium Exhibition in The Netherlands.

  • Garden care: After flowering remove the faded flowerheads. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant.

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