Spurge

Euphorbia x pasteurii

Spurge - Euphorbia x pasteurii

Common Name: Spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: x pasteurii

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, CreamFlowering Period: May & June

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

This recently introduced spurge has been created by crossing E. mellifera with E. stygiana. It has an attractive rounded architectural form with stiff stems that are clothed in narrow dark green leaves which have a distinctive creamy-white central midrib. From early to mid summer these stems are topped with clusters of honey-scented yellowy-brown flowers followed by small seed pods.

  • Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems avoiding new ones. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance.


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