Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

wood spurge

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Warm beetroot-red rosettes send up lime-green crooks of flower on dark stems by early spring -sumptuous warmth plus spring zing

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained garden soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, shade-loving euphorbia that has long-lasting, acid-yellow flowers in spring that contrast beautifully with the deep purple, strappy foliage strung in whorls around stiff stems. Try it towards the front of a border, where its foliage can be appreciated, or as a groundcover for a difficult, shady site, among spring-flowering bulbs such as narcissi. In a small garden it may need checking, since it self-seeds freely.

  • Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems, avoiding new ones on which next year's flowers will appear. 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.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant

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My Favourite Euphorbia.

By Stachys

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  • Attractive
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    Comments about Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea':

    The colouring of this Euphorbia is unusual and very attractive; lime and burgundy. I have planted six of them in a garden space that does not become waterlogged in Winter. They can succumb to mould if placed too closely together or if overshadowed by larger plants. I lost a few some years ago because they didn't have enough air around their ankles. This time I planted them in a raised mound of soil and they were happier. They look best planted in a group.

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