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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Wood Spurge)

Wood Spurge, Mrs Robb's Bonnet, Robb's Spurge, Euphorbia robbiae


Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Wood Spurge) is a spreading evergreen perennial forming colonies of rosettes of shiny, deep green, leathery leaves from which arise large rounded sprays of showy, lime-green flowers in late spring or early summer which last for months. The plant spreads by underground runners, until eventually the evergreen leaves form a low weed-smothering carpet over the ground. Perfect under trees, in woodland settings, very attractive ground cover. 

  • Typically grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 24-30 in. wide (60-75 cm)
  • Remaining attractive during all its growing season, this remarkable plant is resilient to most pests and diseases, is drought, deer and rabbit tolerant and is easy to care for.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant thrives in a wide range of conditions and accepts dry or moist soils
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders, as ground cover, for coastal gardens, cottage gardens or city gardens
  • Propagate by division in spring
  • All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Euphorbia - Spurges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 30" (60cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Euphorbia - Spurges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 30" (60cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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