Spurge

Euphorbia wallichii

Spurge - Euphorbia wallichii

Common Name: Spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: wallichii

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: June & July

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

White-veined dark green leaves with purple margins and orange-yellow early-summer flowers. This spurge looks great in a planting scheme based on hot vibrant colours. The unusual colourful leaves contrast well with bronze or purple foliage plants such as the dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' and Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpurea'.

  • 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.

  • Goes well with: Trachelospernum jasminoides, Fatsia japonica, Musa basjoo, Lobelia cardinalis, Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpurea', Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'.

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