Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter'

Spurge - Euphorbia griffithii  'Dixter'

Common Name: Spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: griffithii
Cultivar: 'Dixter'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Bronze, Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, RedFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This deciduous variety from plantsman Christopher Lloyd's garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex has copper-tinted dark green lance-shaped leaves with red central veins and rich brick-red summer flowers that fade to red and yellow in autumn. The flower colour is slightly darker than the better known 'Fireglow' and it's a fabulous spurge for a vibrant planting scheme based on hot colours in a sunny border or with bronze-tinted ornamental grasses. Given a moist well-drained soil it may need restricting since it quickly forms small colonies. It tolerates light clay.

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

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