Drought Plant for March: Flaming Euphorbia

Fri, Mar 30, 2012

Climate Change

Flaming Euphorbia - Euphorbia grifithii
Latin name:
Euphorbia grifithii

Description: A vigorous herbaceous perennial with erect stems that are reddish green when young turning yellow in the autumn. The leaves are linier with prominent red midribs from 9-15cm long. It is a marvellous species with dark foliage, with a strong coppery tint and dusky orange heads in summer. ‘Dixter’ is a form selected by the late Christopher Lloyd at his garden at Great Dixter. This form has vivid orange-red bracts. ‘Fireglow’ is a stunning form with fiery vivid orange-red bracts in summer.

Hardiness: Hardy to -10C

Height: 70-90cm

Position: Full sun to light shade

Soil: moist, well drained, humus rich soil

Water: Will take drought for short periods once established, especially if well mulched

Usage: This plant spreads to form handsome drifts of glowing red- a marvellous sight when in full bloom

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