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Euphorbia marginata (Snow On The Mountain)

Snow On The Mountain, Snow-on-the-mountain, Snow in Summer, Ghost Weed, Mountain Snow, Mountain Spurge, Snow Thoroughwort, Agaloma marginata, Dichrophyllum marginatum, Lepadena marginata


Valued as much for its dramatically variegated foliage as for its long-lasting flowers, Euphorbia marginata (Snow On The Mountain) is a single-stemmed annual adorned with oval light green leaves, the upper leaves being striped or margined white, and sometimes even solid white. Tiny flowers, each with white, petal-like bracts, are borne in clusters atop the stems from midsummer to early fall. The overall effect is very eye-catching. Standing out during all its growing season, this remarkable plant is resilient to most pests and diseases, is deer and rabbit resistant and is easy to care for. Perfect for wildflower meadows or perennial borders.

  • Grows up to 1-3 ft. tall (30-90 cm) and 1-2 ft. wide (30-60 cm). Will self-seeding and remain in the garden year after year.
  • Performs best in full sun in average, dry to medium, sharply-drained soils. Welcomes some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Don't put this plant in too much shade though or it will get floppy and fall over. Tolerant of poor soils, including rocky-sandy ones, this plant is also drought tolerant.
  • Makes a perfect focal point for beds and borders, prairies and meadows or cutting gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids. Rabbit and deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed sown in fall or spring.
  • Wear gloves when cutting as both stems and leaves contain a poisonous milky sap.
  • Native to temperate North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Euphorbia - Spurges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Euphorbia - Spurges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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