Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Posted By: in Perennials

Euphorbia are a massive collection of plants with something in the order of 2000 species and varieties available. Commonly known as spurges, they are among the most diverse genera in the plant kingdom.

Euphorbia plants prefer sun and well drained soils. It is a plant that appreciates a warm spot in the garden and is an ideal specimen for a western, californian or mediterranean themed garden.

All euphorbias emit a milky sap when cut or broken. this sap is not necesarily poisonous but it can cause a mild to severe rash in some people. Wear gloves, goggles or other protection when working with these plants.

Below are 7 of some of the more common and popular varieties of Euphorbia available this year at Art's Nursery.

Euphorbia Blackbird

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

A hybrid Spurge from England, 'Blackbird' forms a bushy evergreen mound of dark purple foliage. Clusters of bright chartreuse-yellow flowers appear in the spring months and are very showy against the leaves. Nice in the border or in front of taller shrubs. Prune lightly in late spring, after flowering is finished, to maintain a compact, bushy habit. Grows 18-20 inches in height and about as wide. Best when planted in full sun in well drained soil. USDA zones 7-9.
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow

Euphorbia ''Ascot Rainbow'

'Ascot Rainbow' has variegated, sage green, gold and lime foliage with flowers that repeat the color pattern. Leaves are tinged with pink in cool weather. Compact and slightly spreading, ‘Ascot Rainbow’ is very heat and drought tolerant. ‘Ascot Rainbow’ is tough and beautiful in borders and containers, but especially useful in any environment that is hot and dry. Grows to a height of 20 inches. Hardy in zones 5-9.
Euphorbia Glacier Blue

Euphorbia 'Glacier Blue'

This outstanding Euphorbia has evergreen leaves of grey-blue, strongly edged with creamy white, forming a midsized bushy mound. Conical flower heads appear in spring, made up of creamy bracts with a green eye. A plant for all seasons, particularly in mild winter regions. In colder areas this may be grown in a container and brought indoors to a cool, bright spot for the winter. A sport of 'Tasmanian Tiger'. Best when grown in full sun and well drained soils. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9. Grows to about 2ft tall and about as wide.
Euphorbia Ruby Glow

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow'

Ruby Glow has new growth that is bright red, darkening to almost black. Leaf reverse and stems are red. Contrasting yellow flower bracts are showy against the dark foliage. Compact. Supposedly evergreen, but realistically its probably semi-evergreen in Metro Vancouver. Best when grown in full sun and well drained soil. Will grow 12-18 inches in height and about as wide. Hardy in USDA zone 6.
Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger

Euphorbia 'Tasmanian Tiger'

This stunning, evergreen Euphorbia has distinctive and showy, variegated foliage with wide, cream-colored margins and dark green centers. Early spring flower bracts emerge white and cream and continue to look striking, well into summer. ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ makes a great specimen plant and is outstanding in a container—it’s equally attractive in or out of bloom. Grows 12-15 inches in height. Hardy to USDA zone 7.
Euphorbia Helenas Blush

Euphorbia 'Helenas Blush'

Wood Spurge - Interesting green and white variegated foliage with fuchsia highlights in cold temperatures; chartreuse flowers in spring. An upright growing euphorbia that reaches a height of 16-20 inches. Best when planted in full sun in dry to normal soils. Drought tolerant once established. Hardy in zones 6-9.
Euphorbia First Blush

Euphorbia polychroma 'First Blush'

A clump forming herbaceous perennial with variegated leaves heavily tinted in pink. The flower buds are blushed pink and open to yellow bracts that mature to the same variegation of the leaves. Ideal for containers or a rock garden. Well drained, light but rich soils are ideal. A shorter plant that only grows about 12 inches high and 18 inches wide. Planting in full sun is recommended for best colouration.

These and other euphorbia plants are usually available at Arts Nursery. As always, please call ahead to confirm availability if you are making a special trip out to see us. Tel: 604.882.1201.

Rebecca van der Zalm

Rebecca van der Zalm

Rebecca is an owner and the ‘Plant Boss’ of Art’s Nursery Garden & Home, a large family owned garden centre in Surrey. Fueled by her passion for plants and the occasional grande vanilla latte, Rebecca strives to share her love of gardening at every opportunity. The goal: to offer more service, more selection and more fun.
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