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Euphorbia x martinii (Martin’s Spurge)

Martin's Spurge, Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Ìx characias, Euphorbia characias x robbiae

Euphorbia × Martinii,Martin's Spurge, Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae × characias, Euphorbia characias × robbiae, Yellow flowers, Drought tolerant perennial, Deer resistant perennial, rabbit resistant perennial

One of the most striking foliage plants, Euphorbia x martinii (Martin’s Spurge) is a dwarf evergreen sub-shrub which produces rosettes of narrow, dark gray-green leaves on stiff stems. In late spring, it sports dense sprays of chartreuse flowers, sometimes studded with a purple eye. This combination of lime green and purple is a real treat in the garden. This breathtaking beauty is a natural hybrid of Euphorbia characias and Euphorbia amygdaloides and was discovered growing wild in southern France. It does not reseed as much as other Euphorbias.

  • Typically grows up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 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 or part shade lover, this plant thrives in a wide range of conditions and accepts dry or moist soils
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders, for Mediterranean gardens
  • Propagate by basal cuttings in spring or early summer; dip cut surfaces in charcoal or lukewarm water to prevent bleeding
  • Cut back flowering shoots to ground level in late summer or fall
  • All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 11
Heat Zones 7 - 12
Climate Zones 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 Perennials
Plant Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Euphorbia
Common names Euphorbia, Spurge
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Euphorbia caput-medusae (Medusa’s Head)
Euphorbia obesa (Baseball Plant)
Euphorbia resinifera (Resin Spurge)
Euphorbia mammillaris (Corncob Cactus)
Euphorbia xanti (Baja Spurge)
Euphorbia ceratocarpa (Sicily Spurge)

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Lunaria annua (Honesty)
Anchusa azurea (Italian Bugloss)
Myosotis sylvatica (Wood Forget-Me-Not)
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 11
Heat Zones 7 - 12
Climate Zones 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 Perennials
Plant Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Euphorbia
Common names Euphorbia, Spurge
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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